Meet Sean Nichols, the Cub Scout Delegate
Sean Nichols is an impressive Wolf Cub Scout who aspires one day to become a zoologist. We think there might be a few Cub Scout loops and pins that might help him fulfill that dream! But that’s not all when it comes to Sean.
As a Wolf Cub Scout, Sean’s only been a Cub Scout for a couple of years. He joined as a Tiger Cub Scout when he was six, but it seems he hasn’t wasted a moment since then.
During his short tenure as a Scout, he has earned a number of loops and pins during his two years. He qualified for his Nova Science award, the Outdoor Ethics Action award, the Cyber Chip, the ScoutStrong award, the Light of Christ religious award and just recently earned the Dr. Luis Alvarez Cub Scout Supernova Award.
Sean participates in several after-school clubs, including: Chess Club, Science Club, Jr. First LEGO League and Destination Imagination. He also participates in an adaptive horseback riding program and is one of the youngest members of the Cincinnati Dragons Youth Wheelchair Basketball Team. As we said, his goal when he completes school is to be a zoologist, because he loves to learn about animals.
He lets nothing hold him back, not even transverse myelitis, a rare neuro-immune disorder that caused him a spinal cord injury as a baby. After being selected as the Transverse Myelitis Association’s 2015 poster child, Sean led a schoolwide effort to raise funds to help other kids with the same disorder. He is a very spirited and determined Scout, following in the footsteps of his Eagle Scout father. His determination to succeed carries him through each day, allowing him to do what all youth at his age want to do: be active and have fun.
Life as a Report to the Nation Delegate
This week, 10 youth delegates from across the United States are representing the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., to present the organization’s annual Report to the Nation to top U.S. officials.
The Report to the Nation is designated in the BSA’s congressional charter, which was incorporated nearly 100 years ago on June 15, 1916, by President Woodrow Wilson.
The delegates will highlight the organization’s achievements in 2015 as they deliver the annual report to U.S. Cabinet members and House and Senate leadership. The youth representatives will also visit with these key government figures—as well as President Barack Obama—for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at our nation’s capitol.
It is an esteemed privilege to present the annual report; these delegates were selected from approximately 2.3 million youth members to serve in this position. Each of the delegates represents the more than 100 million youth members who have been part of the BSA since its inception in 1910 and the millions who will follow. Sean is the only Cub Scout delegate this year, representing all Cub Scouts to our nation’s highest leaders, but also on behalf of his own Pack 3775 of Edgewood, Ky., which is part of the Dan Beard Council, headquartered in Cincinnati.