Westfall, Carl (Carl.Westfall@CBN.ORG)
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 15:52:08 -0400
As you can probably tell by my email address, my name is Carl Westfall.
I am a computer programmer / systems analyst for the Christian
Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
I have two children: an 8 year old daughter and an 11 year old son that
both keep me busy.
I was both a Cub Scout and Boy Scout as a child advancing as far as
First Class. I got back into Scouting in 1992 when my son joined Tiger
Cubs. A year later I was "volunteered" into accepting the position of
Assistant Den Leader when told there would not be a den for my son to
enter Cub Scouts without my help. Six weeks later the Den Leader went
overseas (We have a heavy NAVY population here) and I was thrust into
the position of Den Leader. I followed the Den all the way through to
the end of their Webelo years. About a year into it, I accepted the
position of Committee Chairman. It was ashamed that I had to field two
positions considering we had over 100 boys in the Pack but we had so
many military parents that most were afraid to volunteer not knowing
when they would ship out. Last year after I helped my boys to choose a
Boy Scout Troop, someone nominated me for the District Award of Merit.
I still don't know who nominated me or how I won it with just 4 years
experience but greatly appreciated the award none the less. I am know
currently enjoying my new position of Assistant Scoutmaster of my son's
Boy Scout Troop. It is such a joy to see all of your work payoff when
you see boys you had as first grade Tigers, now conducting themselves as
young men and being able to do for themselves as Boy Scouts. With the
"extra time" I now have as ASM, I have assumed the position of Chartered
Organization Rep. for the Cub Scout Pack that I left and am serving as
the Membership Chairman for the Elizabeth River District.
Well that about covers it. hopefully I will be able to add as much to
this group as I hope to take in.
Pack 53 C.O.R.
Troop 48 Asst. Scoutmaster
Elizabeth River District (Tidewater Council) Membership Chairman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City