Pack 33 Leaders are all parent volunteers. Here's our team for 2023-2024
A former Cub Scout and Boy Scout, Eric grew up in Merced County and Sonoma County. He moved from San Francisco to Mill Valley in July 2020 with his wife and two sons - one of whom is a Bear scout in Pack 33. Eric enjoys all types of outdoor activities, especially hiking and camping, and is looking forward to his second year as a Pack 33's Cubmaster.
The Pack Committee Chair helps the Cubmaster and other pack leaders plan and conduct the year, and is responsible for recredentialling the pack with Marin Council each fall (updating the list of active members). A great job if you want to help behind the scenes.
An emeritus Cubmaster, Erik lives in Mill Valley with his wife Sara and their three children. They moved to Mill Valley in 2011 so he could go fishing in local lakes. Erik grew up in the Bay Area and enjoyed participating in Cub Scouts and Boy Scounts in Half Moon Bay
Webelos 2 Den Leaders
Laura Elze and Dave Raffo
Laura and Dave enjoy doing outdoor activities with their son Christopher. Scouting runs in their family. Laura was a Brownie, Girl Scout, and BSA Explorer while Dave is an Eagle scout from Troop 39 in San Rafael. They reside in Sausalito with their cat Linus. Laura also coordinates our Scouting for Food food drive this November.
Webelos 1 Den Leaders
Greg and Michelle Ryckman
Michelle and Greg have scouts in Pack 33 and Troop 1 and are our Webelos 1 Den leader team. Greg is also our co-fundraising chair with Wolf Den leader Mike, aka one of our "Popcorn Kernels". What is that you ask? He'll tell you this fall.
Bear Den Leader
We are seeking a bear den leader, who will be assisted by Brien Porter
Asst Bear Den Leader and Recruitment Chair
Brien was a cub scout in Southern California. His hobbies are skiing and scuba diving. He is a PADI certified divemaster. He has two children, both in our pack.
Wolf Den Leader and Popcorn Kernel
Please welcome Mike, a pack parent and our Wolf den leader! Mike is also sharing our fundraising chair hat with Greg Ryckman as our pack Popcorn Kernel. Yes, that's a real title in a cub scout pack (colonel, get it?)
Tiger Den Leaders
Please contact Cubmaster Eric Toscano if you are interested in volunteering as our Tiger den leader
Lion Den Leader
Lion den leader Katy Higgins is a single mother by choice, nature lover, burning man leader, climate reality leader, Airbnb host and celebrity party planner. She comes from a long lineage of scout leaders and is Mom to Eton. She loves majestic Mill Valley and has made community here for 8 years.
Returning to Mill Valley after an exclusive three year rhythm and blues review whirlwind tour of Europe and the Subcontinent, Sara helps our scout leaders coordinate advancement recognition for our Pack. Sara is mom to 3 scouts and one dog and has enjoyed being involved in Pack 33 for the last 7 years. She is also our Blue & Gold Banquet planners extraordinaire, please ask how you can help with this great year end celebration.
A former Pack 33 Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster and Den leader, Ted is father to a Webelos 2 scout in Pack 33, and has two scouts in Troop 1 including a daughter who is one of the first female Eagle scouts in Mill Valley. He earned his Arrow of Light as part of Cub Scout Pack 3059 (Lawrence, KS) and his Eagle with Troop 606 (Irvine, CA)