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The Journey of Scoutmaster Arturo Vega

May 5, 2014
From left – Akia Sparkman, Cubmaster; Gloria Rodriguez, Cubmaster; Edward King, Asst. Scoutmaster; Arturo Vega, New Scoutmaster; AZ Thomas, Scoutreach Coordinator; Maurice Cotton, Scoutreach Director; and Malcolm Flight, Cubmaster.

From left – Akia Sparkman, Cubmaster; Gloria Rodriguez, Cubmaster; Edward King, Asst. Scoutmaster; Arturo Vega, New Scoutmaster; AZ Thomas, Scoutreach Coordinator; Maurice Cotton, Scoutreach Director; and Malcolm Flight, Cubmaster.

Born in the beautiful city of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, and raised by his paternal grandparents, Arturo came to the United States when he was 14-years old to be reunited with his biological mother and siblings. Mr. Vega has been married to Mrs. Vega, often called “Santa Maria” because they have been married for 17 years. Mr. Vega is the proud father of three children – daughter Alair, son Joaquin and youngest son Benjamin. Mr. & Mrs. Vega have also raised their nephew, Jose, who is a senior at Millard North High School, and recently committed himself to serve in the US Navy. Mr. Vega’s favorite color is red, and he loves Chinese food. Mr. Vega has been working at Castelar Elementary School as the Bilingual Liaison for over ten years and the CLC Site Director for two years.

Mr. Vega got involved with the Boy Scouts of America at Castelar in the CLC program. He felt that the Scouting Outreach program was a good, sound, quality program that offers wonderful learning opportunities for the Castelar CLC male students. Mr. Vega also felt that the Scouting Outreach could help his own personal vision to empower the young males in the program and help them challenge themselves to use all their potential with a purpose. That purpose is simple – to lay down the foundation to become God-fearing people, productive and responsible citizens; and to learn self-control at an early age in order to make the right decisions when these young males are faced with diversity, peer pressure, and the moral responsibility to do the right thing even when no is looking.

Mr. Vega knew he had to lead by example so he attended Scouting University in order to earn his first patch which means he has been trained to be a Scoutmaster. After attending the University of Scouting completing Scoutmaster training courses, Mr. Arturo Vega officially registered with the Boy Scouts of America Midlands Council as Scoutmaster for Castelar CLC Pack #449.

Cub Scouts and families of Pack 449 attend a recognition ceremony for Scoutmaster Vega as he is presented with his Scoutmaster uniform shirt and certificate of completed training.

Cub Scouts and families of Pack 449 attend a recognition ceremony for Scoutmaster Vega as he is presented with his Scoutmaster uniform shirt and certificate of completed training.

Article written by Dixie Wagner.

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