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Mike Shaw – Scoutmaster

Mike is a 2017 recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor given to select Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the local council.

Joined Troop 370 in 2010 from Cub Pack 370 as Cubmaster 2011 thru 2015, as a co-leader of the Webelos Den in 2008 and leader of Tiger Den 2009, Wolf Den Leader 2010, and Bear Den Leader 2011. Course Director for Wood Badge Adult Leadership Training 2016. Adult advisor to Philmont Scout Ranch and Northern Tier High Adventure treks.

In scouting since 2nd grade as a Cub Scout in Abilene TX, then Boy Scouts at age 11 at Troop 888 in Wildwood, TX … then troops in Waterville, Maine, and in Alice, TX. When a Junior in HS got to go to Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota and up into the wilderness Quetico of Canada and in 2016 a return trip with his son 32 years after the first adventure.

“I believe in the method of Scouting as a means to teach young men and women the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law to help guide them in making better decisions as adults for the rest of their lives. My family will forever be a scouting family”.

Kevin Burdette – Asst Scoutmaster – Troop Liaison

Kevin Burdette serves as the Charter Organization Representative and an as Assistant Scoutmaster. He earned his Eagle Scout with Troop 25 in Prattville, AL. Mr. Burdette has been a part of Green Acres Baptist Church Ministerial Staff for over 25 years. He currently serves as the Minister of Adult Impact. He loves to read and travel (especially to Disney World). He is also an accomplished musician who is very involved in music at church and in the community. He is married to Penny and they love being involved in Troop 370 with their two sons Reed (Eagle Scout) and Eric (Soon to be an Eagle Scout).

Patrick Moran – Asst Scoutmaster

Patrick has been active with Troop 370 and Cub Scout Pack 370 since 2003. He has served as Pack Committee Chairman, Assistant Scoutmaster, and currently as Scoutmaster. Patrick earned his Woodbadge beads in 2006. His oldest son James, is an Eagle Scout from Troop 370. His other son Andrew is currently a Life Scout.
Patrick is Past-President and current Board member of the Texas Merchandise Vending Association . He has served on the boards of Leadership Tyler and the Whitehouse Independent School District. He is an active member of the Tyler Chamber of Commerce and a deacon at Green Acres Baptist Church where he helps teach the 8th grade boys Sunday School.
Patrick and his wife Jane have four children and live in Whitehouse.

John English – Asst Scoutmaster

At museums, he is allowed to touch the art.

He once played a game of Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.

Mosquitoes refuse to bite him purely out of respect.

He is the only person to ever ace a Rorschach Test

“I like stuff and things.”

Kevin Herriman – Asst Scoutmaster

Kevin is a native of Jackson Tennessee, but has lived in Texas for almost 30 years. He was a Webelos Scout in his youth and returned to scouting in 2007 when his son joined Pack 370. He has served as Wolf, Bear and Webelos I & II Den Leader and as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 370. His son is a Troop 370 Eagle Scout. Kevin currently serves Troop 370 as a Merit Badge Counselor for several natural resource based badges, serves as one of the Advancement leaders and provides instruction and support for scouts to complete rank advancements. Kevin is a professional certified Wildlife Biologist with 34 years of experience and currently has been employed with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for over 23 years. He enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, military history (especially WWII) and natural history.

Brad Brazeal – Committee Chairman

Brad became an Eagle Scout from this very same Troop 370 in 1979.
He’s been been to Philmont, the 1981 National Jamboree, and served on the Camp Pirtle staff and is still best friends with a co-Eagle Scout known since age 11. Brad and his wife Asha are physicians in pain therapy. Their son Madi is on track to soon accomplish his Eagle ranking.

“Scouting is one of the few key influences preparing me for life. Through college, medical school, and two residencies, I can assure you that the banner “prepared for life” means it. I hope with my participation I can give back to scouting, and the young men and families it serves..a bit of the benefits those before gave to me.”

Jack Malone – Asst Scoutmaster – Advancement

About Jack

” One heck of a guy”
-New Your Times

“Outstanding gentleman”
-Washington Post

“He’s my phone background”
-Mom

“My hero”
-Spider Man

Bill Routon – Asst Scoutmaster – Treasurer

Bill started his scouting career as a den leader for a Tiger Cub den with Pack 370 in 2010. He followed his son, Will, up through the ranks as a den leader at each level through Webelos II, earning the District den leader of the year award one of those years. He crossed over with his son and went through the training to be an assistant scoutmaster. Bill earned the doctoral degree at University of Scouting and also was awarded his Wood Badge beads. He is an administrative law judge with the Texas Department of Insurance. Bill is the treasurer for the Troop. He strives to keep very detailed, very accurate records of all of the scouts’ personal troop accounts, all payments made, and to make each scout’s information available to him or his parents quickly upon request in an easily understood format. Bill enjoys woodworking, DIY on his home, most anything Disney-related, mission trips with his church, an appreciation for nature and the outdoors, and time with his family (wife Lara, scout son Will, and daughter Beth).

Gary Banta – Asst Scoutmaster – Webmaster

Mr. Banta has been in scouting as a youth from Cubs, Webelos and Boy Scouts. He serves Troop 370 as a Webmaster and Merit Badge Counselor as well as a Wood Badge trained leader. His son Reid, our recent Senior Patrol Leader is currently on track for his Eagle Scout rank. Gary works as an IT consultant and web developer.

“I believe that Boys Scouts is the single greatest opportunity for training our boys in life and leadership skills in the world today. “

Jason Webber – Asst Scoutmaster

Jason Webber enjoys the out-of-doors whenever he can, especially mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. He volunteers as a trail guide when vacationing with friends in TN and OK. Jason was an Explorer with Scouting as a youth, became active with the Scouts when his son Joshua started in Cub Scouts in 1st grade, and most recently helped several patrols progress through First Class to reach for Eagle, starting with the Komodo Dragons. In 2015, Jason enjoyed earning his Wood Badge certification. He currently serves Troop 370 as assistant scout master, helping coordinate our scouts with Spring and Fall merit badge workshops.

Scott Haling – Asst Scoutmaster

Once, a rattlesnake bit him. After five days of excruciating pain, the snake finally died.

His feet don’t get blisters, but his shoes do.

His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.

He bowls overhand.

John Daniel – Asst Scoutmaster

His legend precedes him, the way lightning precedes thunder.

He can kill two stones with one bird.

Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact.

Hobbies are breakfast, lunch and dinner.

” It’s okay…… I’m Batman”

Hal Everett– Asst Scoutmaster

A Texas native, Hal moved here from from Dallas in 1996 with his wife, Susan. He and Susan have five children, who currently occupy campuses from elementary to college. His son, Jonathan, joined Troop 370 as a Bear Cub Scout in 2013. Hal, who regrets quitting scouting early on to pursue sports, has enjoyed encouraging Jonathan as he advances toward his goal of being an Eagle Scout. They both especially enjoy the camping part of scouting.

Hal is a pediatrician who has served in a variety of leadership roles, both in the hospital and in the clinic settings. He attends Bethel Bible Church, where he has served in Children’s ministry in the past and is currently a deacon. He also served on the school board

He enjoys camping, hiking, physical fitness, and reading.

Lisa Curbow– Asst Scoutmaster

Lisa has been involved with scouting since 2010 as an Asst Webelos Den leader for her son’s den in Pack 370. After her oldest son moved to the Troop she returned to Cub Scouts as a Den leader for her youngest son, serving as a Tiger, Wolf & Bear den leader. She later served as Cubmaster for Pack 370 from 2015-2017.

She has served Troop 370 since 2012 in roles such as merit badge counselor, committee member and an Asst Scoutmaster. Lisa became Woodbadge trained in 2013. Currently she helps coordinate the merit badge counselors for the Troop.

Her oldest son, Seth, is an Eagle Scout and her youngest has recently crossed over from Cubs to join the troop.

Robert ‘Bob’ Wells – Asst Scoutmaster

Robert ‘Bob’ Wells started Scouting for over 33 years ago as a Boy Scout in Austin, TX and achieved the rank of Life Scout. He is excited and dedicated to support the troop as a leader and help provide the opportunity for his son, David, to go further and accomplish the rank of Eagle Scout. Bob and his wife Sam also have three little girls. Bob is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.

Clay Williams – Asst Scoutmaster

Boy Scout Troop 370 Tyler, TX