About this Mom...
Jennifer Carroll has been the den leader and the driving force behind Pack 97 for the past several years. Jenny is a constant presence in the lives of our boys. She is always available to them if they need anything at all. She dedicates herself to ensuring that the boys learn about their communities and how to help in their community. She is available to all of the boys at any time, not just her own children.
What's It Like to Be a Scout Mom?
"Pack 97 is blessed to have such awesome Scout Moms. These women go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the pack and the dens that they serve. They are present at every meeting, every event, and continually shower our scouts with the attention and dedication that they deserve. In all honesty, I am in awe of these women, and it seems unfair that I am nominated and not one of them. I work full time, second shift, so I, unfortunately, cannot attend many den and pack meetings. I am also a student at Owens Community College in their school for nursing, so the time I can volunteer is scarce. Truthfully, I would only consider myself a "mom of a Scout."
How has Scouting changed your relationship with your son?
"Since joining Scouting, I have had the pleasure of accompanying my son on fun outings, such as the corn maze, assisted in carpooling for summer camp, and had the privilege of teaching him how to sell popcorn and help him as he walked door to door. I've made dishes for events such as the annual Back to the Pack meeting and Scout Olympics. I continue to be the traffic coordinator to remind my husband when to take him to meetings and enjoy helping out in the little ways that I can.
As I encourage my son to try his best and to be a good friend to his fellow scouts, I will continue to try to support him in Scouts as much as I can. It has been a joy to not only watch him, but the others in his den grow over the past year and a half since we joined Cub Scouts."
What would you tell a mom asking for your advice about becoming a Scout mom?
"Like many other moms that have signed their sons up for Cub Scouts, I did so to help instill values, promote good citizenship, stress the importance of teamwork, and encourage personal achievement. I wanted my son to learn these things and create lasting relationships, all while having fun. Scouting has met and exceeded those expectations."