Aric is The Backbone. You can count on him to step up whenever needed, but stay out of the way when he is not. He gives me his sage advice on the side. As a fellow Eagle Scout, he has the advantage of having walked down the same path the boys of the troop are currently traveling.
He does reluctantly go to the Scoutmaster meetings when I ask him, but has no problem carrying the banner of the “Pride of Five” in a way the in commiserate of troop traditions. Besides being our reluctant medical officer (he often points out he is on vacation), he firmly grasps the responsibility of being the camp guard.