Rachel Burks

Rachel BurkAbout this Mom...

Rachel is a wonderful den leader always donating her time and energy to pack 200.

What's it like to be a Scout Mom?

"It's a lot of work! There is a LOT that goes into Scouting! But it's also very rewarding when you see a program come together and parents and children enjoying it and learning from it."

What do you like most about being a Scout Mom?

"I like that I get to be involved in my son's scouting experience. I am a den leader and committee chair, which means I also get to be involved in helping to lead the other boys in their journey. You really begin to care about the families involved and it gives you such a great feeling of community."

How has Scouting changed your relationship with your son?

"I don't know that scouting has so much changed my relationship with my son as it has deepened it. I think him seeing me in a leadership position where I am helping others has created a different dynamic in our relationship. He gets to see that we all have a responsibility to others, and that sometimes he has to wait to have my attention. He is an only child (though not for long-we are expecting a baby in September!) so that has been a different experience for him."

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

"Do it! Packs desperately need parent involvement, and moms bring all sorts of much needed creativity and love to the table! When we first started in Scouts, I thought it was just for dads and sons. But there is definitely a place for moms, so don't be scared! Jump right in!"