About this Mom...
Katrina is a single mom, who has two sons. She is a Den Leader in Pack 312 in Eagle Bay District, Erie Shores Council. She came in as a newbie but wanted her sons to have the fun her brother had in Scouts. Katrina also has no problem getting the help she needs for events. She asked my help at an event, I arrived and when all done and said she had ten adults to help. I was totally amazed, I thanked all the fathers for coming and one of them said why not, we have as much fun as they do.
What's It Like to Be a Scout Mom?
"Being a Scout Mom is a never ending rewarding adventure! One is constantly learning new merit requirements, in order to help her own sons as well as those that are within her den and pack."
What do you like most about being a Scout Mom?
"What I enjoy the most about being a Scout Mom is the fact that now I have many boys who are dear to my heart.
Over the last two years, my own two boys, my den boys, as well as other boys in our pack have allowed for me to learn more about becoming a better woman - a better mother - and leader in our Pack.
What I like the most, though is that being a Scout Mom means that we are a family no matter what."
How has Scouting changed your relationship with your son?
"Scouting has changed my relationship with my two sons in different ways.
My oldest son has had more experience and growth, due to being older however my youngest son is discovering new adventures each year as well.
Being a single mother, scouting has taught both how to respect themselves as well as myself on a different level than before.
Weekends like "Mom & Me" at Camp Miakonda has allowed for each of my sons to have personal 1:1 time with me - which is a necessity to gain trust and friendship. What excites me the most about this year perhaps, is BOTH my sons will be attending with me this coming year!
Scouting is helping my two youngs sons to become young gentlemen, by having positive male influences around them. Which I believe is vital in today's society."
What would you tell a mom asking for your advice about becoming a Scout Mom?
"Boys are full of energy - they are full of adventure - and lots of questions and they love to make things silly and explode (safely of course)! Always ask for help - over the last two years, the best thing I've done is to ask for help from the elders in our area - those that have been around for many moons. My all time favorite quote: "Try try try & NEVER give up"."