This week’s Eagle Scout Spotlight is with the council’s new Program Director, Matt Lindberg. Matt earned his Eagle with Troop 876 of Hayward in the legacy San Francisco Bay Area Council (SFBAC). While working as a staffer at Camp Royaneh, he was recruited to become an employee of then SFBAC and served as the Twin Valley District Executive. Matt continued in his District Executive role after the merger until his recent promotion to Program Director.
Are there other Scouting or Non-Scouting awards or recognitions you would like to mention?
Magna Cum Laude with Honors from Sonoma State University
Tell us a little bit about you…
Live in Berkeley and I’m an avid hiker, camper, and hammocker. Go figure! My passions lead me to work summer camp staff where I was recruited to the Scouting profession and now serve as the Program Director for the Council and the Camp Director for Royaneh. My uncle with Down Syndrome is the only person from my family who participated in our program, proving that anyone can succeed with what we teach.
Camp Royaneh, located in Cazadero, is one of five council operated camps. Learn more about the camp and what it has to offer at camproyaneh.org.
When and where do you earn your Eagle Scout?
I was 16 in Troop 876 in Hayward with San Francisco Bay Area Council.
What did you do for your Eagle Project?
We covered eight awnings with sun blocking material to create shade for over 16000 square feet of an outdoor lunch area. We also installed a covering between two buildings to block rainfall.
What is the greatest personal asset you developed while earning your Eagle Scout or from being an Eagle in the greater community? How has this asset contributed towards personal fulfillment and success in your professional or personal life?
Learning to ask for help was key in becoming a leader. Even more, learning to ask the right person to fill the right role was pivotal.
Do you have any advice for your fellow Eagles, or for those working towards becoming an Eagle? Or is there common advice that you think should be ignored?
Pick a project that you are passionate about! It is harder to fundraise and recruit help for a project with half interest.