By Julia Thompson
Sep 20, 2017

Hello Julia and Welcome to the Boy Scouts!

Julia with her husband Jake and dog Jenevieve in Moab, UT

Hello!

I am Julia Thompson, a senior at Brigham Young University. I will be graduating with a degree in English this December.

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, I have a deep love for anything outdoors… except bugs. And yes, I absolutely love potatoes and grew up watching the Boise State Broncos on their “Smurf Turf”. However, I am always a BYU Cougar who never misses a home football game.

As a self-diagnosed shopaholic, I am obsessed with finding home decor, liquid lipstick, and even the perfect avocado. Don’t let my girly side lead you astray, I am frequently found exploring Moab with my dog, fishing at my cabin, or searching for the best hot springs, but I will be wearing the cutest hiking boots you have ever seen.

I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, an Eagle Scout. I am sarcastic, forgetful, and have a horrible habit of interrupting people. I am a perfectionist who rarely turns down an adventure. I unapologetically love Nutella, naps, and Netflix. But most of all, I am passionate.

From a young age, I became deeply concerned about the world and my place in it. Volunteering has been a large part of my life for as long as I can remember. Whether it was partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or trying to help reduce the high teen suicide rate in my home state, children and teens have been my focus. My love for reading and writing made majoring in English seem natural. Deciding on what I wanted to do with my liberal arts degree was more difficult. On the fundamental level, I wanted my work to be enjoyable and meaningful. I wanted to drop everything and move somewhere to save the elephants, but I knew a comfortable and flexible career was important for my desire to have a family. Enter: the world of non-profits. This path allows me to have an occupation that truly impacts the world around me.

I am excited to continue working with the Boy Scouts to positively benefit the youth of my community! As a supporter of women’s rights, I think organizations like the BSA are crucial. Strong women need men in their lives that are faithful and obedient, helpful, physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. I cannot wait to work with my BSA team to help better the Utah National Parks Council and their Scouts.

Author: Julia Thompson | Grant Writer, Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America

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