During NCAC’s Lion pilot program, Kiprian (Kip) Mosholder started his Lion Year at Pack 1156 in the Goose Creek District. His family moved out to the Haymarket, VA area, going into his Tiger year, and have been with Pack 107 in Prince William District ever since.
Kiprian and his family were introduced to Scouting at a parade. Kiprian recalls, “A Boy Scout walked up to me and handed me a piece of candy. I said to my Dad, I want to do that too!” He is the first in Pack 107 to have completed all six ranks. When asked about his inspiration to pursue all six ranks he shared, “I guess I just, kept going and never gave up. And now all my friends are in the Pack too. It’s also been super cool to go on all of these adventures like indoor skydiving at iFly, getting to spend the night at the Air and Space Museum, and getting to sleep on a pirate ship! I have really enjoyed spending time with my friends and recently I got to lead some of the meetings.” The biggest lesson Kiprian learned was, “Always do your best and never give up. Because if you can do both of those skills you can have a happy, healthy life.”
He and a few other Scouts from Pack 107 are on track to earn the Supernova Award as well. When asked what’s next for him in Scouting, Kiprian shared, “Going for Eagle! I’m really excited, I want to do Sea Base! This one time I was looking at the Boy Scout magazine, and I saw kids jumping off a cliff into a lake. Ever since then, I’ve always wanted to do that! So I’m excited for the adventures ahead.”
Congratulations Kiprian for your great accomplishments and thank you Pack 107 for sharing!