Troop 194 is led by both Scouts and adults. The adult leaders in Troop 194 are all volunteers, provide coaching, mentoring, and resources, while ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for scouts to thrive. All adult leaders must pass a background check and complete mandatory BSA Youth Protection training. Youth leaders are elected by Scouts each year.
Scoutmaster: Mr. Peter Ricci
Mr. Ricci believes in the value of scouting, and became a leader to give back to a program that has taught him so much. He is an Eagle Scout. Mr. Ricci was Den Leader and Cubmaster in Pack 194 Bedford from 2010 to 2017. Mr. Ricci has also been active in the elementary schools PTO, Youth & Family Services Committee, Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball, and Girl Scouts. He is a professional firefighter and emergency medical technician.
Senior Patrol Leader: Jimmy M.
Jimmy has been in Boy Scouting since first grade, starting with Pack 194 of Bedford. He achieved his Arrow of Light, and found new interests and grew his passion for scouting and the outdoors. Crossing over, he joined Troop 194 and has been here ever since. Elected in June 2018 as SPL, Jimmy said, “I am proud and ready to take on the role of Senior patrol leader for this upcoming year and hope to make it the best experience for all scouts in our big family here at 194.”
Committee Chair: Mr. Allan Coady
Mr. Coady began his scouting experience in the fall of 1972 as a member of Pack 194 Bedford, and became Troop 194’s 25th Eagle Scout in 1982. He served as Assistant Scoutmaster for 15 years, and has been Committee Chair since 1988. He has held active positions at the District and Council level, and also serves as treasurer of Cub Scout Pack 194. As an adult, Allan has been repeatedly repeatedly for his service to Scouting, receiving most prominently the Silver Beaver Award, the Flintlock District Award of Merit, and the Flintlock District Norman A. Norton Good Scout Award.
Assistant Scoutmaster: Mr. Chip Corbin
Mr. Corbin began his Scouting adventure in 2011 as Cubmaster of Pack 530 in Crestview, FL. Chip was awarded the Unit Leader of Merit Award for his volunteer efforts with the Pack. Upon being stationed at Hanscom AFB in January 2016, Mr. Corbin registered as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 194. In addition to his role with the Troop, Mr. Corbin is also a Unit Commissioner serving the Hanscom AFB Scouting community, as well as volunteering as a registered committee member with Venture Crew 1775 in Lexington, MA.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster: Nathaniel “Buddy” Brown
Nathaniel has always been interested in scouting, since joining Cub Scouts in Pack 194 at six years old. He crossed over to Troop 194 after earning his Arrow of Light. Since joining the troop, he held the leadership positions of Assistant Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader for several years before being elected Senior Patrol Leader. He served as SPL for one year before supporting his cousin Jimmy in the SPL position. After earning his Eagle Scout rank in 2018 and entering his senior year, he chose to remain with Scouting and was appointed to the position of JASM. He attended Philmont Scout Ranch and has enjoyed many other troop outings.
Assistant Scoutmaster: Mr. Jon “OC” O’Connor
Mr. O’Connor, known as “Mr. OC” around Troop 194, became an Eagle Scout at age 15 in Troop 2, Weymouth, MA. He has been active in Troop 194 for many years as scoutmaster, assistant scoutmaster, crew adviser, merit badge instructor, and Eagle board of review member. Mr. OC is currently the Commander of American Legion Anthony-Hunt-Hamilton Post 221, in Bedford, Troop 194’s chartered organization.
Assistant Scoutmaster: Mr. Ken Scheyder
Mr. Scheyder was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in Brockton, MA, before moving to Bedford and becoming Troop 194’s sixth Eagle Scout. He has been active in the troop ever since, serving as assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster, and committee chairman.