My name is Laura Kuras and I am the NCAC District Executive for our US Virgin Islands and Director of the local Boy Scout Camp here in St. Croix, Camp Howard M. Wall. I am extremely excited to be here in the USVI because it is such a beautiful location filled with amazing people who are ready and willing to bring Scouting back in to the community.
Looking back, I am happy to say, I have been lucky enough to make Scouting a part of my life for over twenty-seven years and from that I have gained so much. My parents introduced me to Scouting at the age of five so, as a little kid I was able to learn and appreciate the outdoors in a way that not all young people get to and for that I am so thankful. Throughout grade school and well into my college years I was able to use my Scouting experiences to open so many new doors that I believe wouldn’t have been possible without my background in the outdoors. Before graduating from college, I was fortunate enough to work for two of the BSA high adventure bases, Sea Base and Philmont, which gave me the opportunity to really figure out what I was passionate about in life. Now as an adult, I get to share my experiences with others which could allow them to see the world from a whole new view. Throughout my life I hope to inspire others to enjoy the journey of life and take in every opportunity to try new things always, and I hope to do the same for as long as possible.