Valerie Agnew – Troop Guide

valerieWood Badge Course / Critter: SR7-602-13 – Beaver

Scout Unit: Troop 728

District: Cardinal

Years in Scouting: 17 years

Highest Rank: Assistant Scout Master

Current Registered Position: Committee Member for Troop 728

Other Positions in Scouting and for how long? currently:

  • Cardinal District – Membership
  • Troop Leader
  • Assistant Scout Master
  • Camp Every Month leader
  • Electricity and Electronics Merit Badge booth at 2010 and 2013 Jamborees

Occupation?  Associate Specialist Planning & Logistics with Altria (in 32nd year w/ co.)

Who’s in Your Family?  

  • Son Edward 23 years
  • Son Aidan 19 years (Eagle Scout)

What is your favorite Scouting event? Jamboree

What do you most enjoy doing?  Playing basketball

What is your best Scouting memory? Navy trips staying in barracks in VA

If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you choose to do? I would open up a career and activity center and have counselors available for middle and high schoolers (those no longer eligible to be in daycare) to keep them productive.

What are the most important things in your life? Faith, family and FUN!

What do most people not know about you?  I survived a plane crash in 1986

What are your favorite movies?  Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Notebook, Beaches, Tootsie, Kramer vs. Kramer, Remember the Titans, Forrest Gump, Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Quiet Man, Mrs. Doubtfire, Brave Heart

What is your favorite food or meal?  Cedarplanked Salmon

What is your favorite book as an adult? Chasing Rainbows   As a youth? The Hardy Boys

What is something about you that would surprise other people?  My sons and I met members of the band KISS and had our photo taken with them before taking a seats in front row at their concert in Hampton VA 2009

What is your favorite childhood memory? Travelling to Ireland to see my grandparents/cousins

What is your favorite music and bands?  I like everything except for rap and heavy metal (unless it’s a ballad).  I went to Nashville this year for the first time and attended a show at the Grand Ole Opry.  I grew up with Hee Haw, Lawrence Welk, Ann Murray, Air Supply, REO Speedwagon, Don Hensley, Tracy Chapman, Bonnie Rait, Whitney Houston, KISS, etc.

What are your hobbies? I love to write, collect coins and Boy Scout patches, teach Sunday School class, go to baseball games in D.C., Pittsburgh and NY to see my NY METS and shoot hoops.

Geez, anything else?  .  I am first generation American – both my parents are from Ireland.  If you look up Hanna’s Close in Northern Ireland (Mourne Mountains), you will see Tommy’s house.  That was where my mom along with her 6 siblings were born – in a one-bedroom cottage