Posted by Frank Gagnier
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Wain Wesberry and Scoutmaster, Troop 89
 
Rev. Dr. Wain Wesberry, Sr. Pastor First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach is also the Scoutmaster for Troop 89 since 2016.  He grew up in Batesburg-Leesville, SC where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1991.  Received the Vigil Honor in 1993 in Muscogee Lodge.  Dr. Wesberry served on numerous Scout Camp Staffs over the years.  He graduated with a B.A. in English from Presbyterian College in 1996 and earned his Masters of Divinity in 2000.  By 2008, he earned his Doctoral Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur Georgia.
Dr. Wesberry has been an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church since 2000.  He was the assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 89 in 2015 before becoming the Scoutmaster in 2016. 
His wife of 20 years is Sarah; Son Will is 16 who is a life scout and is working on his Eagle Scout project; his daughter Aubrey now 14.  His past time when he can find the time, is golfing, swimming and playing the guitar.  Sounds like Scoutmaster Wain Wesberry is a great example for all Scouts to follow and look up to!
 
Here are some highlights of his presentation about The Boy Scouts:
 
Rev. Dr. Scoutmaster, Wain Wesberry
 
The Boy Scouts of America organization name is NOT CHANGING!  
 
There has been much media attention surrounding the recent announcement of program changes by the Boy Scouts of America for youth ages 11 to 18.  In many cases, the "media" got it wrong creating much confusion!  Here are some facts from Jack L. Sears, Jr., Scout Executive/CEO, to set the record straight:
 
The name, Boy Scouts of America will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.  Beginning February 2019, the Boy Scout program name will change to "Scouts BSA" and will begin serving girls, as well as boys.
 
Under the new name of "Scouts BSA," that program, which is the same iconic program it has always been, will continue to offer Scouting in single-gender troops, through which Scouts - ages 11 through 17 - can work to earn the Eagle Scout rank (there will be NO co-ed or mixed troops).  Boys will be with boys and Girls will be with girls! This will all take effect during a scheduled launch on February 1, 2019.
 
Before, during and after that program name change, the overall organization name will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.
 
Both male and female participants in the Scouts BSA program will be referred to as "SCOUTS," just as boys now in the Boy Scout program are often referred to as "Scouts."
 
For more information about the announcement about welcoming girls to Scouting at:
www.scouting.org/familyscouting
 
Cub Scout Dens Will Be Single-gender Dens!
 
The Cub Scout program, which serves youth ages 5 through 10 and had been available to boys since 1930, started serving girls in January 2018 through an Early Adopter program.  Cub Scout registration will become available to boys and girls and in all councils starting in the Summer of 2018.
 
There will be three types of Cub Scout "Packs"
All boys Packs
All girl Packs
Packs that include a mix of girl "Dens" and boy "Dens" but Cub Scout Dens will be single-gender; all boys or all girls.
 
For more information about the Cub Scout Program, please visit:
www.scouting.org/program/cub-scouts