Brian has been a Volunteer Leader in Casco Bay District, Pine Tree Council, since 1999. He has served in a wide variety of scouting roles, from den leader in Pack 805, through Scoutmaster in Troop 51, a Unit Commissioner, and now as Casco Bay District Committee Chair. Brian lives with his wife in Windham. His two sons are both Eagle Scouts. He is a graduate of Bourne High in Massachusetts, has a BA in geology from the University of Maine at Orono, and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Science in Geology from Indiana University. He is a Marketing and Proposal Center Manager with Amec Foster Wheeler with an office in Portland, Maine.
Brian’s favorite part about being a part of the Casco Bay District Committee is meeting and getting to know and work with other scouting volunteers, and to bring the scouting program to young people. “Every Scout should have the opportunity to reach their goals. Every adult volunteer should feel that they are part of something greater than their own unit, and know they will have life-long friends in scouting.” His favorite parts of scouting as an adult volunteer have ranged from multi-day canoe trip adventures on the Saco and other Maine rivers, to Woodbadge Training.
Sue has been a Volunteer Leader in Casco Bay District, Pine Tree Council for a number of years where she has served in various roles, from Committee Chair of Pack 800, Troop Committee Member-at-Large, Troop Advancement Chair, and Scout Master of Troop 800, as well as Venture Crew Advisor for Crew 1675. Sue lives with her husband and two sons in Raymond. She is a graduate of Windham High School and Thomas College and works as a Senior Business Analyst at Unum in Portland, Maine. After her youngest son attained the rank of Eagle, Sue moved into her current role as Casco Bay District Commissioner.
Sue’s favorite part of scouting is getting to know other scouting volunteers, helping them with questions, and especially assisting others to find their niche in the scouting program. She is always listening to see how scouting enriches people and the community. Whether it’s weekly meetings, roundtables, fundraisers, camporees, summer camp, Gettysburg, etc. – Sue’s motto is “The journey is what YOU make it.”
Matt has been a member of the Pine Tree Council professional staff since 2003 serving Abnaki District, Kennebec Valley District and most recently Casco Bay District. He also spent eight summers on the Camp Hinds Staff including two seasons as Director. Matt, who was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout himself in Greene, lives with his wife and two sons (one a Boy Scout and one a Cub Scout) in Brunswick. He is a graduate of Leavitt Area High School in Turner and the University of Southern Maine.
Matt’s favorite part about being a part of the Pine Tree Council team is the opportunity to help our first rate of volunteers be successful in their service to young people. “Every single new Scout unit that I’ve been a part of has had at least one volunteer step forward determined to start a great program for kids who was able to lead others along the way. All I needed to do was offer guidance and encouragement.”