Mary has always enjoyed working with youth. As a teenager, she volunteered for vacation bible school, worked with summer youth programs and taught Sunday school.
In 1989, Mary became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, East Africa as a secondary school teacher in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She later moved to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and worked at the local University and then moved to Senegal, West Africa.
In 2004, Mary returned to the United States and settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. She gave birth to a third son and became active again in her local church. When her oldest son could join Cub Scouts, she quickly found her passion of working with youth in an admired and respected character building organization. She served as den leader for all three of her sons and soon became the Cubmaster for Pack 96 of The Peoples Community Baptist Church.
For several years, she served as popcorn kernel and volunteered for district day camp. She also served as an assistant roundtable commissioner. Mary stayed with her first love, the Cub Scout pack, even though her youngest had bridged over to Boy Scouts. She has received many awards for working with her pack, her church, and the school. She eventually joined her sons in Troop 96. She enjoys working with youth and helping to develop their character through their faith and strong organizations.
You can watch Mary receive her Silver Beaver Award on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30pm by reserving your seat at the virtual Court of Honor !