Sat, 17 Aug 1996 10:51:27 -0700
Hello to one of the finest groups I've never met!
I'm Mike DeKrey, 37, chemist, SM of Boy Scout Troop 56 (seven months) and
WDL (just started the second den) in Cub Scout Pack 53, both of Ponca
City, OK, USA, and a good old FOX, too (SR-149, and still working the
ticket). Training includes WDL, SM Fundamentals, and Philmont's SM
Camping Skills. I was called out at summer camp but missed the first OA
ordeal this fall because of a Troop campout.
My wife, Linda, is CC and Awards Chair of the Pack, Advancement Chair of
the Troop, Advancement Chair for District, and former Program Chair for
two Cub Day Camps. Training includes National Camping School, Cub Scout
Basic, and Philmont's Boy Scout Advancement. She is also my greatest
cheerleader and nag (officially called "Chief Reminder").
Matt, 12, is Star rank, a Board of Review away from Life (and I've only
signed off one requirement in his book). He is ASPL; Den Chief for a
Wolf, now Bear, Den; was also called out at summer camp; did Ordeal in
July; and just returned from NOAC (really pumped up). Training includes
Troop level JLT, Den Chief, and Pinetree (our council's name for boy
level Woodbadge). He collects Council Shoulder Patches (CSPs) and enjoys
programming computers and Star Wars Role Playing Games (TM).
Seth, 9, is starting on Webelos rank. He's been in the program since
Tigers and is anxious to be in the troop. He loves lizards (owns a 3
foot iguana) and would like to start collecting CSPs.
The Troop is rather small, 16-20 active boys, growing slowly. The Pack
is second largest in the area, 50-75 boys, depending on the year, 7 in my
I've been lurking for several months through my work account. I've
finally got a home connection and figured I better say hello. The family
will not normally be reading posts; I introduced them because they are
important to me and part of who I am.
Mike (Mr. DeKrey, to the boys)
I figure if a job takes "only an hour a week", I've got about 20 jobs.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City