Bob Efird – Course Director

Wood Badge Course / Critter: SR677 – Eagle

Scout Unit:  Troop 715

District:  Cardinal District

Years in Scouting:   25

 Highest Rank:  Eagle

Current Registered Position: Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 715

Other Positions in Scouting and for how long? 

  • Assistant Scoutmaster – 18 years
  • Cardinal District Program Chairman – 8 years
  • Heart of Virginia Council Board Member – 2 years
  • Wood Badge Staff – 2007, 2011, 2013
  • Outdoor Leader Training Staff – 7 years
  • Patrick Henry Instructor – 11 years

Occupation?  Regional Director , Labcorp Specialty Testing Group

Who’s in Your Family?

  • Wife (33 years) – Forrest
  • Son – Charles (Eagle Scout)
  • Son – Bobby (Eagle Scout)
  • Daughter – Dorothy
  • Daughter –in –law – Lauren
  • Grandson – Alex.

What is your favorite Scouting event?  Backpacking with Troop 715

What do you most enjoy doing?  Spending time with my family doing anything.

What is your best Scouting memory?  I have many wonderful scout memories, but without a doubt my son’s Eagle Scout ceremonies top the list!

If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you choose to do? Travel with my wife and family anywhere; Play the great golf courses in the US and Great Britain

What are the most important things in your life? The health and well- being of my family

What do most people not know about you?  I have been the tournament director for the City of Richmond Junior Golf Championship for the past 8 years and 5 years ago I started the City of Richmond Junior Girls Golf Championship and still serve as tournament director for that event.

What are your favorite movies?  John Wayne movies

What is your favorite food or meal?  North Carolina BBQ

What is your favorite book as an adult?  Day of the Jackal
As a youth?  Hardy Boys books

What is something about you that would surprise other people? I am older than I look

What is your favorite childhood memory? Playing basketball and other sports down at Blair Park!

What is your favorite music and bands? Motown

What are your hobbies?

  • Outdoor Activities- golf
  • camping
  • soccer
  • basketball
  • water sports
  • hiking/backpacking
  • Also, Scouting, coaching youth sports and travel

Geez, anything else?  I am from North Carolina and therefore a huge Carolina fan. Go Heels!