Sarah Metzger

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Sarah Metzger is a powerhouse when it comes to Troop 110.  She currently has a son working on his Eagle Scout requirements.  Not only is she the Troop secretary, she is in charge of their largest (and only fund raiser of the year).   She puts in countless hours in order to make sure a Troop with 88 Boy Scouts runs efficiently.  When there is a call for food, time or energy, Sarah doesn't hesitate to volunteer.  

What's it like to Be a Scout Mom?

"Being a Scout Mom is immensely rewarding, as I can see the benefits that being a Scout has had on my son in terms of his character and leadership development. It is wonderful to see other Scout leaders take an interest in my son and others in the troop, giving of their time and energy to help ensure that these boys develop into outstanding young men."

What do you like most about being a Scout Mom?

"I serve as the Troop Secretary and the Pancake Breakfast chair. It's very rewarding to know that I can contribute in a positive way to the troop, as both Secretary and especially as Pancake Breakfast Chair to help raise funds for the troop. And, as Pancake Breakfast Chair, it is heartwarming to see the terrific response each year from the parents and Scouts in putting on the breakfast and showing our community what an asset the troop is. The confirmation comes from the strong attendance annually and the funds raised that support the troop."

How has Scouting changed your relationship with your son?

"I would say that it is added an important dimension. I am able to see my son in action, leading younger boys and working with his peers -- he's not just my son, he is a Boy Scout. And he is able to see me in a different light as well, not just as his mom but as a leader in the troop."

What would you tell a mom asking for your advice about becoming a Scout Mom?

"I would urge all moms, if they have the time to give, to volunteer in whatever way they are able to - in ways large or small - to assist the troop. It's tremendously rewarding. It might be as a member of the troop committee, or perhaps as an annual volunteer for the pancake breakfast or other fundraising activity. I have found through the years that serving as a volunteer, in whatever capacity, is very rewarding and always much appreciated!

I serve as the Troop Secretary and the Pancake Breakfast chair. It's very rewarding to know that I can contribute in a positive way to the troop, as both Secretary and especially as Pancake Breakfast Chair to help raise funds for the troop. And, as Pancake Breakfast Chair, it is heartwarming to see the terrific response each year from the parents and Scouts in putting on the breakfast and showing our community what an asset the troop is. The confirmation comes from the strong attendance annually and the funds raised that support the troop."