Project Description

Ryan Graney – Volunteer Spotlight

The Northeast Iowa Council is pleased to honor Ryan Graney as a Spotlight Volunteer! Ryan  currently serves as the committee chair for Troop 7. This is his 3rd year in Scouting.

Ryan and his wife, Laurie, have a son, Brett, and daughter, Emily.  Outside of Scouting, Ryan works at John Deere in Facilities Maintenance. In his free time, Ryan also enjoys fishing, golf (badly), camping, and hiking.

What motivates you to give your time to Scouting?
Spending time with my son and getting to do all the Scout activities I never had a chance to do growing up.

What aspects of Scouting do you enjoy the most?
Outdoor skill development and camping.

What advice can you give to new Scouting parents?
Ask questions. The adult leaders were once in your shoes too. Stick around during the meetings and just watch what happens. What may look like chaos is when things happen. Don’t be afraid to volunteer event just on a few campouts or help out at the meetings.

What is a favorite Scouting memory?
First time going to summer camp as a new parent for a couple of nights, completely unaware of what I was getting into. It was awesome! The activities were well planned yet allowed for flexibility.

On behalf of the Northeast Iowa Council, please help us say thank you to a very dedicated Scouter, Ryan Graney!