The key to the success of any program, whether it’s disc golf at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree or day camp at your community park, is the people who run it.
If a program leader is organized, understands the nuances of the program and is excited to share his or her expertise, the program is on track for excellence from the word “go.”
Bobby Hermann, the disc golf team leader for this year’s jamboree, fits that description to a T.
Though Hermann didn’t pick up a disc until he was 50, it took only one session to discover his passion. Nine months later, he entered his first professional disc golf tournament.
And finished dead last.
Undeterred, Hermann went on to compete in 16 tournaments in his first year and received an invitation to the 2008 world championship where he finished in 55th place.
While the improvement was nice, perhaps the greatest thrill came from volunteering at the event. His competitive drive and spirit of volunteerism led to his current position as the Maryland state coordinator for the Professional Disc Golf Association. Hermann has twice competed and volunteered at the United States Disc Golf Championship, one of the premier events in disc golf.
Last year, after six years of pursuing his passion for disc golf, Hermann received the honor of being appointed an ambassador for Innova—the world leader in disc manufacture.
If you’re not sure about disc golf, give it a try at jamboree. If you’re thinking about including disc golf in any of your events, Hermann’s your man.