Although I call Tennessee home, I have a special place in my heart for the great state of Utah. Six years ago, I began my journey as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just north of here in Ogden and Salt Lake City. I guess you could say I loved it so much that I had to come back; so here I am finishing up my last year of college in Provo.
I like to live by what I call the five-f’s: faith, family, food, football, and fitness. As a devout Christian, I’m so grateful to a loving father in heaven who has blessed me in ways that I can never repay. One of those blessings was growing up in a southern family. From my amazing parents and two wonderful siblings, I learned to appreciate lots of conversation, delicious cuisine and Alabama football. You’ll often find me in the kitchen whipping up new Pinterest recipes with family and friends while watching the Crimson Tide score another touchdown. When I’m not eating I’m at the gym smashing new PR’s or running with my girlfriend.
Growing up in East Tennessee I became heavily involved with Boy Scouts and eventually earned my Eagle Scout Award in 2008. I learned the joys of outdoor adventure, citizenship to my community, and most importantly, duty to God. I am forever grateful for my experiences and for amazing leaders who shaped me into the man I am today.
I’m excited to assist BSA in its pursuit to help others become better citizens in society and more devoted to God, just as Scouting helped me when I was a young boy,
Author: Kimball Vaughn | PR Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council