Dywana Saunders-Confroy – Asst Scribe Paper

dywanaWood Badge Course / Critter: Bobwhite

Scout Unit: Troop and Crew 876

District: Huguenot Trail

Years in Scouting: around 10 BSA, and about 10 in Girl Scouts

Highest Rank: First Class Girl Scout

Current Registered Position: Unit Commissioner, Troop Committee

Other Positions in Scouting and for how long?

  • Cub Committee Chair 2 years
  • Pack Advancement Chair 4 years
  • Den Leader 3 years
  • Troop Advancement Chair 2 years
  • District Membership Committee 2 years
  • District Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner 3 years

Occupation? Library Associate Boatwright Memorial Library 24 years

Who’s in Your Family? 

  • Husband of 20 years, Bill Confroy, Jr.
  • Identical twin sons, Liam and Carrington (18) both Eagle Scouts

What is your favorite Scouting event? Conclave

What do you most enjoy doing? Dutch oven cooking

What is your best Scouting memory? Attending a Girl Scout Wider Opportunity in 1975 with 200 other scouts at Tufts University (Boston, Beans and Battlegreens)

If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you choose to do? Hike trails in UK, visit London, and, of course, Gilwell Park

What are the most important things in your life? Seeing that all people are treated fairly and with respect. Helping my sons develop the skills that will set them on their own trail in adulthood.

What do most people not know about you?  I have an undergraduate degree in Art History and started my professional career working in museums. I curated the Virginia Folk Art Show for the Valentine Museum in 1986.

What are your favorite movies?  Animal House, Secret Garden, most 1930’s romantic comedies

What is your favorite food or meal?  Vietnamese spring rolls, Lebanese stuffed squash, Italian ricotta layer cake

What is your favorite book as an adult?  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

As a youth?  Fireweed by Jill Walsh

What is something about you that would surprise other people?  I catered my own wedding, embroidered the ring bearer’s pillow, and made the bridesmaid gifts. It was truly a homemade affair.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Playing in the sandbox, listening to my elderly neighbor sing, while smelling her homemade rolls baking.

What is your favorite music and bands? Van Morrison, James Taylor, beach music

What are your hobbies? Embroidery, card making, day hikes

Geez, anything else?  It has been my pleasure to work with college students for almost 30 years. I enjoy keeping up with them once they graduate. I consider them my babies, even though some of them are hitting their 40s and even 50s. My sons don’t know it, but I understand college life better than most people my age, so they better watch out!