About this Mom...
Andrea Beach has been enjoying life as a Scout Mom for 14 years. Andrea has three boys in Scouting and is a very active parent; she has an Eagle Scout, a Life Scout and a Second Class Scout. Andrea is a committee member for three of our units, pack/troop/crew 66. She is very committed to keeping the units running. She attends all of our camp outs, fundraisers, service projects, everything! She's an inspiration to other Scout Moms.
What's it like to Be a Scout Mom?
"I love being a scout mom! I've been active since my oldest son Andrew was a tiger cub in 2003. He moved to pack 66 in south Toledo as a wolf and we've been with Pack/Troop/Crew 66 since. Andrew attained his Eagle Scout rank last year. Aaron is a Life Scout currently and John is about to be First Class. I love helping them and all of my kids to work towards the next goal. I love camping and even fundraising. Through the years I've served as a den leader and committee member. Currently I'm on the committee and am parent coordinator."
What do you like most about being a Scout Mom?
"t's really hard to pick one thing I like best. If we have something going on, I'm there. I guess above everything else is to be at a court of honor watching the next one become an Eagle."
How has Scouting changed your relationship with your son?
"Since I'm always involved in everything, scouting has helped me bond more closely with my boys. I've watched them grow so much as they learn new skills and live out the oath and law. Scouting has actually helped me to be a better parent by teaching my boys these values."
What would you tell a mom asking for your advice about becoming a Scout Mom?
"Don't be afraid to jump right in and get involved. One thing that I didn't realize at first was that they always need more help. When we first started out in the pack and went to our first fundraising breakfast I didn't offer to help in the kitchen because I thought they had it covered. There's always more to be done and your help is valuable. You will get more out of it than what you put into it."