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Judy Johnson (judybsa@INREACH.COM)
Mon, 5 May 1997 22:26:47 -0700
I just subscribed and thought I would introduce myself.
My name is Judy Johnson.
I am a District Executive with the Forty-Niner Council. My
responsibilities include serving Calaveras District, Tokay District, and
Advisor to the Council Day Camp Program.
My husband has been a volunteer in our local Pack, Troop, O/A chapter,
and district for over 10 years.
My son, James, is a Life Scout looking for an Eagle project. He will be
attending the National Jamboree this summer. He also serves and the
Senior Patrol Leader in his Troop.
I have a 13 year old daughter who knows more about being a den leader
than most den leaders. She's been attending day camps every summer
since she was 4 years old and has served as my assistant throughout my
My first experience with scouting was as a den aide to my mother (a den
leader) during high school. I became actively involved as a leader on
Mother's Day in 1986 when I accepted a calling to be the Primary
President in my ward. This included a position on the Troop committee.
Some of the volunteer positions I have held over the years are:
Tiger Cub Group Coach
Pack Committee Chairman
Pack Committee Member
Troop Advancement Chairman
Troop Committee Chairman
District Membership Chairman
Assistant District Commissioner
Cub Roundtable Commissioner
Day Camp Staff
Day Camp Program Director
Day Camp Director
Day Camp School Staff
Some of the Trainings I have attended over the years are:
Cub Leader Basic Training
Tiger Cub Group Coach Training
Webelos Leader Training
Boy Scout Leader Basic Training
Train the Trainer
Cub Scout Leader Wood Badge (Beaver)
Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge (Eagle)
High Adventure Training Basic Backpacking
Commissioner Basic Training
Day Camp Director School
In 1990 I took a position with the Forty-Niner Council as the Scout Shop
manager. In late 1992 I took a Para-Pre Professional position and I
began to administer the Learning for Life Program. In 1993 I gained the
responsibility of serving the Calaveras District. In 1994 I was given
the responsibility of the Council Day Camps. In 1995 I was made a
District Executive and Tokay District was added to my list of areas to
serve. Last year the Council hired a part time person to take on the
Learning for Life program to free my time up for more district field
I love my job. I get a great deal of satisfaction setting and
achieving challenging goals. It feels good to see a young man go
through the program year after year and grow into a capable, ethical,
adult with high standards and self confidence. It also feels good to
see his parents stretch themselves and do things they never thought they
could do and learn skills that help them become better parents to their
children. Some of my best lifelong friends I have met through working
in the scouting program.
As in all careers, there are some less pleasant duties and tasks. I
have always believed that I should do my best to fulfill these with a
positive attitude and integrity.
For the last few years I have attended several professional trainings on
how to be an effective professional. I am interested in the opinions of
other volunteers on how to best serve the scouting program as a
professional. I'm always looking to improve how I do things.
411 West Lincoln Road District Executive
Stockton, California 95207 Tokay and Calaveras Districts
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