Get to know some of our Leaders
Mr. Longstreet started volunteering with Scouts as a Den Leader when his oldest son joined the Scouting program in 1998. While Working with the Cub Scouts, Mr. Longstreet was an active leader and mentor in various areas of the cub scout program. In 2003 when his son moved into the Troop, he served as an Assistant Scoutmaster and continued his leadership as a Den Leader. In 2005 After his youngest entered the troop program, he began committing his time and efforts to the Troop. Mr. Longstreet moved into the Scoutmaster position, in 2006, where he continues to serve the Scouts and their families.
During his Scouting Leadership Mr. Longstreet has held many positions including SM, ASM, Den Leader, Asst. Den Leader, Asst. Cub Master, Range Master and performed duties on the District Staff training team during Ventures’ Powder Horn, ITOLS and other adult oriented trainings. He has also attended many of the camping adventures like, Cub Scout Day Camps, Philmont (2017) and more week-end camping trips then can be counted. In recognition for Mr. Longstreet’s dedication and service to scouting he has been awarded the District Award of Merit
During the summers, Mr. Longstreet enjoys carrying on the Troops long tradition of teaching canoe paddles making. All paddles are made from scratch using tools from the late 1800s and early 1900s. As a credit to Mr. Longstreet leadership. Troop 123 has had 35 scouts attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Mr. Dan Hostetler has been with the troop since his first son joined the troop in 2010. As assistant Scout Master he has run the Mountain Man program since 2013. He has been on two Philmont backpacking treks (2014 and 2017) with the troop. He lends his experience to the troop in the following areas: camping, backpacking, orienteering, canoeing, hiking, leatherwork, woodworking, wilderness survival, pioneering, and cooking. Mr. Hostetler is Wilderness First Aid Certified.
T. Hunter Curry is a native Floridian born and raised in the Winter Haven area. He served 7 years in the US Army and now lives back in Winter Haven with his wife and two boys. Hunter was a scout in Troop 123 during the mid 80s and has been a leader in the troop since his oldest son started Cub Scouts back in 2008. Presently he holds two positions in the BSA, one as a Cubmaster for Pack 123 and the second as an Assistant Scoutmaster with the troop.
Treasurer – Dawn Hostetler
Advancement Chair – Janet Eichholtz