Region Leadership
Austin Pauling

Austin Pauling

Section Secretary
Interests: Singing, Dancing, Tennis, Kick-boxing, Ceramics, Order of the Arrow, High Adventures, Drawing, Scouting
OA Honor: Vigil
BSA Rank: Eagle Scout w/ Palms

I have been in scouting since being a Tiger Cub. I officially became a member of Troop 304, Traer, IA in 2006. In the troop, I served as Scribe for one year, ASPL for six months, and I served as SPL for two years. Following my term as SPL, I was asked to become a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster as well as the OA TR. I have continued to serve in both positions up until 2012, when I turned 18. I currently serve as an Assistant Scoutmaster in the troop.

I was inducted into the OA at the age of 12, in 2007. I then completed my Brotherhood in 2008, and I was selected for my Vigil Honor in 2010, only four days after receiving my Eagle Scout. I served as the Tamaha Chapter Vice Chief of Elections and Promotions from 2009-2010. I then served as the Tamaha Chapter Chief from 2010-2012, and currently serve as the Chapter Development Seminar Trainer for my chapter. On the lodge level, I served as Elections and Promotions Chair from 2010-2011, Elangomat Chair from 2010-2011, and as an Event Chairman from 2011-2012. On the Section level, I served as the Training Chairman from 2012-2013, and I was just elected the Section Secretary this year. I am also serving on the Region Publications Team and National Publications Team, currently.

I have attended Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, the 2010 Nat’l Jamboree, Ookpik, NOAC 2012, and I served on the 2013 Nat’l Jamboree OA Service Corps. I have also attended NLS and SOS.

For awards and honors, I received two religious medals, the Ad Altaire Dei, and Pope Pius XII. In OA, I was selected as a Jim Gooding Arrowman Award recipient in 2009 (Lodge Award), Arrowman of Achievement recipient in 2011 (Lodge Award), and the Founder’s Award in 2012. In school activities, I was a State Champion in Iowa Class 3A Football in 2011, and I was also an Iowa Individual-Senior Division Future Problem Solving Program State Champion in 2011. I then competed in the international competition a few months later, and placed in the top 15 in the Individual-Senior Division of Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI). I also was involved in mixed choir, bass choir, the Union Station Show Choir, and the Union Carolers. I also competed in Reader’s Theater, Group Improvisation, Ensemble Acting, and Musical Theater for Large Group Speech Events. I also played tennis and kick-boxed, in addition to football. I was also on the National Honor Society, and had over 500 hours of volunteerism throughout my high school years. I was recently selected for a National Philanthropy Day Award in the Gift of the Heart: Youth Award category.

I am currently going to school at Wartburg College studying Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Mathematics and Spanish. I am also currently involved in the Ritterchor (Men’s Choir), Scholar’s Program, and the NCAA Division III Tennis Team.   

Member of:

Section: 5B
Lodge: Mitigwa

Chiefly Thoughts
OA Central Chief
Great day in Ohio!! Went to Miami Lodge Winter Banquet last night, US Air Force Museum today, and Tarhe Lodge Winter Banquet this evening
(10 days ago)

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