Hi! I’m Chip Readling, Cubmaster of Pack 16 and Den Leader for the Lion Scouts (kindergarten). I was a Cub Scout in North Carolina and continued on to Boy Scouts. When not Scouting, I develop wind and solar energy projects.
Too many to list! I do enjoy the “run-on” skits but my favorites are the ones that are practiced and that everyone can hear (speak loud!).
Either one! There’s something magical about watching your Derby car outpace the competition. It’s also exciting to win best design for something you created, but I keep in mind that the Derby isn’t about speed but rather allowing a family to spend time together working on a project.
My favorite Scouting memory is receiving my Eagle rank! As my Mom was pinning on the medal, I yelled “Ouch!”. I thought it was funny, but Mom didn’t appreciate the joke.
Traveling to Spain with my family for over a month was awesome! Experiencing a different country and culture is something everyone should endeavor to do.
Two things scare me in the dark. First is campfire safety! I want everyone to return home safe and sound and without injury so I’m a real stickler around a camp fire. The second is to discover a hole in the roof of my tent during a rain storm. There’s not much worse than having to get out of a comfy sleeping bag to patch a tent in a downpour as your gear gets soaked!
Where do you see Scouting in 5 years?
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