Robert “Bob” Parker – Troop Guide

Wood Badge Patrol / Critter: Buffalo

Scout Unit: Pack and Troop 250

District: Rivers

Years in Scouting: 17 as an adult, 12 as a youth


Highest Rank: Eagle

Current Registered Position: Cubmaster, Troop Committee Chair, District Chair

Other Positions in Scouting and for how long? Scoutmaster for 13 years, previously Cubmaster for 12, OA Chapter and Dance Team Advisor, Recording Clerk Friends Committee on Scouting (Quaker)

Occupation? College Math Instructor

What is your favorite Scouting event?  2017 National Jamboree where I served as vice-chair for staff in the STEM Quest area

What do you most enjoy doing?  Working on a home my wife and I just inherited that has been in my family for over 150 years.

What is your best Scouting memory?.  Completing the Voyaguer Trek 50 mile canoe trip  with both of my sons

If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you choose to do?  Help others

What are the most important things in your life?  My family

What do most people not know about you?  That I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

What are your favorite movies?  Remember the Titans

What is your favorite food or meal?  Mom’s meatloaf

What is your favorite book as an adult?  Anything about the Appalachian Trail

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What is something about you that would surprise other people?  I have backpacked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Going to practice with my father when he coached high school basketball

What is your favorite music and bands? Anything country

What are your hobbies?  Backpacking when I have time, Golf, working in the yard and Scouting.