2020-2021 Slate of Leaders
Mrs. Amanda Wheeler
Mrs. Amanda is relatively new to Scouting, she was welcomed in to Pack 720 two years ago when her son wanted to see what scouting was all about. “I am so glad I accepted this adventure with him. Having grown up in Maine and served in the United States Army I am not new to the outdoors and love every minute of it”. She enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, biking, traveling and enjoying time with family and friends. She works for a large construction company by day and can usually be found on a roof somewhere in Central Florida.” I look forward to leading this pack on many fun adventures that will teach our scouts the skills to grow not only as scouts but into leaders!”
Ms. Sara Lane
Ms. Sara started as the Committee Chair for Pack 720 In March 2020. She was in Girl Scouts from K-8th and this will be her 4th year in cub scouts with her son. She had been the Popcorn Kernel at her last pack and on the Pack Committee. She is going on 30 years in the Air Force and just moved to Florida a year ago. She looks forward to helping this pack be the best that it can be for our scouts.
Pastor Ron Meyr
Pastor Meyr has been involved in scouting for many years. As a youth, he earned his Eagle rank and has been serving as an adult scouter for decades in both the boy scout and cub scout sides. He loves kayaking and hiking the Florida Trail. His strong support for scouting comes from that which scouting bestows on youth beyond the tangible awards, knots, leadership skills, but helps to develop their internal moral character and keep their compasses pointed “true north”.
Mr. Stephen has spent most of his life in scouts, camping, hiking, and learning to survive in the wilds of the backwoods, joining as a young scout and never leaving the program. Even after he earned his eagle, he transitioned straight into the role of BSA Troop Committee Member for more than 2 decades. Once his son was old enough to join scouting, he transitioned into the role of both Tiger Den Leader and Lion Guide. As a business leader of an international team of software developers in his daily life, he takes these leadership and organizational skills (along with years of BSA training) to help the den and the pack grows and prosper. Stephen is also an 8th-degree black belt, has his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and has paramedic license. He is a very strong supporter of the scouting movement. He attributes much of his success as a business leader to his time spent as a youth in scouting, and he enjoys watching the “light go on” when the scouts learn something new. He is ready to help the next generation of leaders grow and prosper and loves the scouting method for helping them get there.
Mrs. Rina Salaka
Mrs. Rina’s primary expertise comes from working as a trader, operating mostly in Asian countries to help negotiate contracts with clients and vendors. This has given her opportunities to learn how to deal with many different cultures in many difficult situations. Although she had never been involved in Scouting before (and never went camping – she especially hates bugs), she found that camping was pretty fun after attending Tiger Growl in 2017 – sleeping outside in a tent in the middle of the woods for the first time. Since then she has stepped up to help run the den and has been on more campouts. She has helped the district summer camps, helped the pack tremendously and was awarded the District Volunteer of the Year Award in 2019. She is now looking forward to more new adventures!
Arrow of Light Den Leader(s)
Mrs. Meghan Kramer
Who be awesome? We Be Awesome
Who be great? We Be Great
Who be loyal? We Be Loyal
WeBeLoS, WeBeLoS, WeBeLoS
Coming from Girl Scouts as a youth, the transition to being an adult leader was very easy for Mrs. Meghan. She spent several years as a den leader (starting out as Tiger den leader) until she moved to the area and was searching for an awesome pack to continue her scouter experience. She works as an environmental engineer and loves that the scouting program stresses environmental conservation, leave no trace, and low impact camping. She is an avid runner, and if she is not running around coordinating something at scouts, she is participating in the local races and marathons. For her, scouts represent the best program that instills both practical life skills as well as ensuring that the scouts are developing both morally as well as mentally.
Webelos Den Leader(s)
Mr. Sergio Novo
Bear Den Leader(s)
Wolf Den Leader(s)
Co-Leader: Mrs. Julie Shannon
Mrs. Julie served as the Lion den leader and Tiger den leader with her daughter after a couple years as an Akela when her son began his scouting journey. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she has lived all over the place from Wisconsin, Missouri, Galway, Ireland to Washington state and now Florida. All of these experiences have taught her an appreciation for different environments, perspectives, and to not fear change and she hopes to instill some of these same attributes in her scouts. Professionally, she is a manufacturing engineer at Boeing and looks forward to integrating STEM-related skills into den activities whenever possible.
Co-Leader: Mr. Jose Goyco
Co-Leader: Mr. Reid Bronson
Tiger Den Leader(s)
Mrs. Shannon Eberle
Mrs. Shannon’s scouting experience started 4 years ago as she and her husband served as Akelas during their older son’s scouting journey. She served as Tiger den leader for her previous pack, as well as serving on committees and helping out with fundraising effort. She is Native American and loves sharing her culture with others. She is originally from North Carolina and has traveled and lived in many states across the US. She is happy to join the leadership team as the Lion den leader.
Mr. Terrence Haus
Mr. Terry was a cub scout and boy scout during his youth. Like other leaders today, he enjoys helping today’s generations take part in this essential lifelong journey of scouting. Mr. Terry works for Brevard Public Schools, so teaching is his passion. From the 2019 Brevard County Science Teacher of the Year to the 2020 Partner in Education Coordinator of the Year, Mr. Terry strives for success. Similar to his cohorts, his expertise is in STEM curriculum and building business partnerships throughout the school district. Mr. Terry has two sons who also enjoy scouting, his younger son is a Lion Scout and his elder son is a Wolf Scout.
Mr. Tim Baker
The unit commissioner is the connecting link in the chain between the troop, pack, and district, as well as being the “unit doctor”, teacher and solutions-expert. First and foremost the commissioner is a friend to the unit to be an advocate for it at the district level. Secondly, they are a representative from the BSA to the unit and from the unit to the BSA, they are the first point of contact for anyone from the unit needing assistance from the district, council, or national. Finally, while the commissioner is there to help the unit in overcoming obstacles they are facing, their primary role is to “train-the-trainer” ensuring that the unit can be self-sufficient and overcome its own problems.
Web Site Administrator
Did you find the secret code buried on the Pack 720 website yet? If not don’t worry if you weren’t able to find it, because there is no secret code buried on the Pack 720 website! (…or is there…)
The job of the Web Site Administrator is to ensure that all the Pack 720 internet properties (Facebook, Google Drive, Pack720.org, ScoutBook) and technology tools are up and ready for the members of Pack 720 to use. This means creating and maintaining training and enforcing Pack 720 policies.
The job isn’t too bad, all the messy content updates and news stories are handled by the other parents in the pack. All the administrator has to do is ensure the gremlins are periodically spray cleaned out of the internet, and regularly apply the anti-troll topical lotion to Facebook.
Pack 720 Committee
About the Committee:
The pack committee is the most important group in a Cub Scout Pack. Lead by the Committee Chair (appointed by the Chartered Organization), the Pack Committee manages and maintains the planning, logistics, and overall operations Cub Scout Program within the Pack.
The primary job for each committee member is the coordination and execution of their committee’s assigned tasks. For example, the members on the advancement team are responsible for all things related to advancement within the pack (tracking, reporting, ordering awards, etc…).
Just because you are not an “official” committee member (yet), or a member of a specific committee, don’t let that stop you from getting the work done! By default, all parents are considered committee members at large, and all parents are encouraged to attend and contribute their feedback at the monthly Parent Leaders meeting the Second Monday of every month.
Pack 720 Committee
|Programs||Ms. Amanda Wheelerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Training||Mr. Stephen Salaka
Mrs. Rina Salaka
|Advancement||Mrs. Irene Grissom
Mr. Toby Grissom (Sr)
|Treasurer||Mr. Ken Bakeremail@example.com|
|Popcorn Kernel||Mr. Ryan Braggfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scouting for Food||TBDemail@example.com|
Den Assignment List for Annual Activities
In addition to our exciting Cub Scout Program Curriculum, every year we have a standard slate of activities we do through the program year (these are just the regularly occurring ones, new stuff is happening all the time). To ensure that all scouts have the opportunity to contribute and lead activities in the pack, we have traditionally assigned individual rank levels to plan, organize, lead, and run these events.
The dates listed below are guidelines on when they normally occur on an annual basis. For the true dates, please refer to the Pack 720 Events Calendar.
|Aug||Back to the Pack||Pack Committee|
|Sept-Oct||Fall Campout||Bear Den|
|Sept||Pack Birthday (09/10/1999)||Pack Committee|
|Nov||Scouting for Food||Wolf Den|
|Nov-Dec||Webelos Woods/Webelos to Scout Transition||Arrow of Light Den
|Dec||Winter Party||Tiger Den
|Jan – Feb||Pinewood Derby||Webelos Den|
|Feb||Blue and Gold/Crossover||Arrow of Light Den|
|Mar-Apr||Spring Campout||Wolf Den|
|May||Pack Graduation||All Adults of the Pack|
We’re looking for you! We are always in need of some curious adult leaders to assist us in delivering our awesome Cub Scout Program.
As a Cub Scout Den Leader you will be responsible for ensuring that the scouts in your den are on track with their advancements (including recording and approving completions), parents in your den are engaged in den activities, and that you coordinate with the other parents in the den for the den meeting logistics, field trips, activities, and supplies.
Pack 720’s Cub Scout Program is also unique because we require that all scouts work with closely with an Adult Partner (Akela). We don’t consider ourselves a drop off babysitting service and require that all scouts have at least one adult partner present with them at every meeting. So you, as a new den leader, will get a ton of support and assistance from the other parents in the den.
In addition to having the awesome other parents in your den to support you, we also have tons of ready-made den meeting plans that you can use and have an awesome (and ridiculously simple) system for planning meetings and tracking your scout’s progress.
The Den Leader is an Adult Uniformed Position and requires an Adult Application to be on record with the pack and council (including a background check and Youth Protection Training completion certificate).
To ensure we continue to deliver a quality program, the BSA has developed a training program for leaders to ensure you have all the tools necessary to be successful. By the end of the current calendar year you will be required to complete about 3 hours of mandatory training, but fear not, all of the training is online and you can take it all at your leisure (just think about it a second, if you just did 15 minutes a day you would be done in a little under 2 weeks)!
For more information about the requirements and responsibilities of a Den Leader, please see the Boy Scouts of America National Requirements and Responsibilities.
Your next step in helping Pack 720 to deliver the best program in the council, is to talk to the Cubmaster today!