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Kootaga District Committee

John Shepard

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Hi folks,

I am John Shepard your District Popcorn Chairman and you District Pinewood Derby Chairman. I have held these two positions for the last 5 years but, this is the 2nd year I have been able to work more directly with District Committee. I have been involved in scouting for somewhere around 17 years. First as a Cub Scout at Emmanuel Baptist Church and a Boy Scout with Parkersburg’s Troop 92, then later as an Assistant Scoutmaster that became the Scoutmaster of Troop 96 in Parkersburg. In 2006 I became a Den Leader and within a year was talking into becoming the Committee Chairman for Pack 20. I am now excited to be promoting scouting now as the Charter Organization Representative for Wayside United Methodist Church’s scouting ministry through Cub Scout Pack and Troop 20.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising from WVU and love advertising design, marketing and website creation. I have worked 10 years in Media Sales and another 10 years in the Car Business. I am thrilled to be part of our Scouting activities when my work schedule allows it. I now work as a Project Manager for TelConn Inc.

My wife is Stephanie Shepard a Math Teacher at Jackson Middle School and we have one son named Joseph. He is an Eagle Scout and ASM for our Troop.


In our Pack, all we do is popcorn for fundraising. I have led our boys from a $6,000 sales average to a Unit record of over $27,500 in sales. I promise you if you become passionate about selling popcorn, it will surprise you how passionate your scouts will become.

Since my favorite activity as a scout was the Pinewood Derby, I felt like I had to jump in and help when the District Derby race needed a new Chairperson. This will be the fifth year we will hold the District Race at Wayside and I am looking forward to it.

Please feel free to email any questions you might have about Pinewood Derby or Popcorn to me at I don’t always have good cell reception or check my voicemail but, my cell number is 304-588-2849 text me for best results.

Thanks for you scouting efforts and see ya at the Derby!


So I guess I should say Thanks to David Brabham who invited me to come to scouts with him back in 5th grade. Thanks Dave.

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