Alex Cobb, sophomore physics major from Flower Mound, was elected president of the ACU Venture Crew and Scouting on March 28.
The Crew ACU is a scouting organization here on campus made up of Girl and Boy Scouts who focus their interest on service, nature and camping.
Dempsey Peterson, ACU’s Wireless Network Administrator, said Cobb was nominated and elected by his fellow crew members based on his qualities of leadership, drive, and passion for what the ACU Venture Crew and Scouting core values, similar to ACU’s Christian values.
“Alex is very focused on our purpose and will lead the Crew ACU in the right direction,” Peterson said.
Cobb said he looks forward to maintaining the Crew’s purpose as president.
“I think that it is important that we are a service organization that is Christian-based, because we believe that the core values of Eagle Scouts cohere with the Christian values that ACU states in its mission statement of ‘Christian service and leadership throughout the world,'” Cobb said.
The ACU Venture Crew was originally chartered in 2007 outside of ACU. The charter was then transferred to ACU a year later. The Crew ACU has been supported since its original charter by many advisers like Peterson.
“All of these students come from a common background of being an Eagle Scout, or a young woman who earns the equivalent Girl Scout Gold Award,” Peterson said. “Since scouting is focused on core values that line up with ACU’s Christian values, we decided to acquire the charter here at ACU in 2008.”
Fraser Mince, sophomore computer science major from Willis Point, said Cobb’s abilities have well-prepared him for the position.
“He seems like a Christ-centered individual who shows great promise,” Mince said, “He is highly liked and respected by the rest of the members.”
The Crew ACU is combined of 60-80 members. They have a Chapel every Wednesday in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building that they encourage students on campus to come to if they have an interest in scouting activities.