Shawn Carroll began Scouting as a youth member of Troop 22 in Albany, New York. He later joined Explorer Post 405 at the Colonie Volunteer Fire Department. Shawn also attended the 1989 National Jamboree with Council Contingent Troop 1311, serving on the Northeast Region’s Honor Guard for President George H.W. Bush. Shawn reconnected as an adult serving as Committee Chair, Den Leader, and Webelos Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 1157 in Goose Creek District.
He has served as Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Crew Advisor for Troop 29701’s high adventure program, preparing scouts for epic adventures at Lenhok’sin, Philmont, Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, and on unsupported treks in West Virginia, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana! and Alaska. After his sons aged out of the Scouts BSA program, Shawn focused on delivering adult leader training for the Council, serving as an instructor for Scoutmaster Specific Training at Goshen, Akela’s Trail, University of Scouting, Back Country Outdoor Leadership Skills, Powder Horn, and Wood Badge. Last year, Shawn led a BALOO and IOLS course at Camp Snyder for adult leaders unable to attend district offered courses due to pandemic restrictions.
Shawn continues to support Council initiatives serving on the Training Committee as the Wood Badge Coordinator to ensure that all courses offered in the National Capital Area Council meet the high standards of the national curriculum.
Shawn currently resides in Sterling, Virginia with his spouse of 24 years, Dr. Amy G. Carroll. They have two sons, Brandon and Ryan, who are both Eagle Scouts. Congratulations to Shawn and the 2022 Silver Beaver Class! Please join us on May 22, 2022 at Camp Snyder for this special Court of Honor. To purchase your ticket, visit https://scoutingevent.com/082-58006