It is no secret that Stolen Moments Photography has a deep seeded level of support for Scouts BSA (formerly known as the Boy Scouts of America).
Mike started his journey with Scouts after a fall recruiting campaign in the 1st grade at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Colorado Springs. For those doing the math that was nearly 34 years ago. He progressed through the ranks earning the of Arrow Light in Cub Scouts before crossing over into Boy Scouts and earning his Eagle Scout award on March 30th, 1995 as well as being a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow.
After Sarah and Mike began dating their oldest son, Josh, took an interest in Scouts after seeing Mike’s old uniforms in the closet and also coming home with literature following a fall recruitment campaign at Rapid Valley Elementary. Josh would enjoy time in Cub Scouts before earning his 1st Class rank in Boy Scouts and experiencing a week-long Summer Camp at Ben Delatour Scout Camp in northern Colorado.
During Josh’s time with Scouts Mike was asked to sit on Troop Committees with Troop 1187 and was later recruited to serve on the Black Hills Area Council’s Executive Committee as VP of Marketing and Promotion, where he still serves presently.
But our family’s ties to Scouting does not stop there. Our youngest daughter, Justice, also worked at Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch for two summers. First as a CIT (Counselor in Training) and then working at the Commissary and Trading Post the following summer.
COVID-19 took its toll on the local Council with the biggest hits being the cancellation of the 2020 Summer Camp season as well as the potential to not hold their annual fundraising event, their annual Leadership Breakfast (now in its 20th year).
When fellow Executive Committee member Jennifer Hauf presented the idea of holding the breakfast as a virtual event Mike volunteered to use our services to help capture various segments and compile them into recorded video that could be played along with a live feed to present on the Council’s Facebook page.
The end result (with many many hours of time volunteered by an array of Scouts, Board Members, and Council Staff) is what you see below.
So this is meant to both show off what we can do for your business as far as putting together content but also as a request to pledge your support for the local Black Hills Area Council. You can still donate through their website here, and we greatly encourage it as it is the premiere youth leadership organization in the country (in our humble opinion).