Having two of my three boys work at Boy Scout Camp I find myself bouncing around the Reservation quite a bit, where I have the opportunity to meet many fine young men and women. Everyone has a story to tell and I find myself regularly in awe of the dedication and outstanding character of the staff who work there.
Scout Sean Grapin of Troop 345 takes instruction from assistant shotgun instructor Ian Pike at Camp Olmsted on the Goshen Scout Reservation outside of Lexington, Virginia. The Reservation is part of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.
The following was written by Adrian Vigneault, the lead shotgun instructor at Camp Olmsted.
You can almost smell the powder.
Happy Scout, happy camper.
Adrian on the trap. Pull!
Older bother Eric gets in on the action with a 12 gauge under the watchful eye of Adrian.
Adrian Vigneault is the current shotgun instructor at Camp Olmsted and just spent this past summer mentoring hundreds of eager scouts with their shotgun merit badges. Prior to his summer commitment he was an Instructor to the US Military on IED detection and before that a DOD Instructor for the Iraqi Military teaching vehicle maintenance. Upon returning to the US, Adrian took a job within the Fairfax County School system as a substitute teacher. This was the perfect set up to allow Adrian to do what he had always wanted to do which was to be on summer staff at a Boy Scout Camp. Camp Olmsted is fortunate to have him.
Says Adrian, “…the foundation I received from scouting was something I’ve always cherished.”
Adrian continues with his education pursuing his BA in History at George Mason University. He hopes to return to Camp Olmsted next summer where he made many new friends that feel like family, but his quest for future full time employment may override that dream. You can find Adrian and his impressive work history right here on Linked IN.
Good luck to you Adrian!