Richard Helms – Troop Guide

richard_helmsWood Badge Course / Critter: S7-602-13, Antelope

Scout Unit:  Troop 832

District:  Huguenot Trail

Years in Scouting:  10 years

Highest Rank:  2nd Class

Current Registered Position:  Assistant Scout Master

Other Positions in Scouting and for how long?  Assistant Pack Leader, 5 years

Occupation? Claims, Nationwide Insurance

Who’s in Your Family? 

  • Wife – Michelle
  • Son – Ethan

What is your favorite Scouting event? Summer Camp

What do you most enjoy doing?  Spending time in the outdoors,  hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, I enjoy all outdoor activities.

What is your best Scouting memory? Realizing while under cooked bacon can taste good initially, it is not something you want to eat on a regular basis.

If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you choose to do? Travel the entire United States & Canada, visiting each State and Province, taking in the natural beauty God has given this to us, fishing, camping, hunting and meeting new people along the way.

What are the most important things in your life? My relationship with Jesus Christ,  Family and the time spent with them, friendships.

What do most people not know about you?  There is not much to know,  I am pretty much an open book, ask anything and I will eventually get around to telling you.

What are your favorite movies?  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, North Dallas Forty,  Apocalypse Now , Saving Private Ryan

What is your favorite food or meal?  Anything & Everything cooked on a grill, over fire and outside.

What is your favorite book as an adult? The Old Man and the Sea.

As a youth?   Where the Wild Things Are

What is something about you that would surprise other people?  I played football for 17 years and never had an injury.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Taking my first trip out west to Colorado, with my father and his friends and spending 2 weeks camping and hunting mule deer.

What is your favorite music and bands? I enjoy all genres of music.  My favorite bands and musicians include, Grateful Dead, U2, REM, Mumford & Sons, Folk Soul Revival, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson,

What are your hobbies? Fly Fishing, Shotgun Shooting, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Hiking

Geez, anything else? I’m actually younger than I look and a big kid at heart!