New Member Monday: Welcome Andy Melvin

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Posted by Taylor May on 04/02/2018

Each week, EYP recognizes new members in the organization. This group is constantly growing and changing and we love bringing in new members and fresh ideas! This week, we are excited to welcome Scott Chance and Grace Wills.

Andy Melvin

District Executive for Boy Scouts of America

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am the District Executive for the Boy Scouts in Edmond and Logan County.  Outside of work, I love to play golf, try local restaurants, and stay caught up with whatever the new comedies are on Netflix.  I’m also an OU grad – Boomer Sooner!
What do you like most about Oklahoma?
What I like most about Oklahoma is the friendliness of the people, here.  I have been fortunate to travel to many places, and the warm nature that people display here for one another is second to none.  It makes it easy to feel at home even without family nearby.
What is your typical work day like?
Every day is a new adventure, which is one of the things I enjoy the most about my job.  Most mornings are spent meeting with people in the community; sometimes these are school leaders, sometimes business leaders, and other times this might mean attending networking events to build new relationships.  Afternoons are a chance to get caught up on office or administrative work, respond to phone calls/emails, or run personal errands if there are other things I need to accomplish.  I also spend several evenings each week meeting with Pack and Troop leaders to make sure they have all the resources they need to run a great Scouting program.  Because I work with hundreds of adult volunteers who have full-time jobs of their own, it is important that I be flexible with my time in order to better serve them.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
I could never live without my earbuds.  As an introvert in a very socially-driven role, the time I get each day to escape into music or a podcast is essential for me to recharge my batteries, even if it is just for a few moments.

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