The success of any program depends on the quality of the staff. Our Bert Adams Camp Staff has been selected based on their experience, training, ability to teach, love of Scouting and a desire to make a lasting, positive impression on your Scouts and your Troop.
Each member of our 170 member staff team is important, and together we share the responsibility to carry on the great programs and service our camp (and camp staff) is known for. A great staff will deliver a great camp experience; the Bert Adams staff is second to none!
Meet our Leadership Team
Tom Morin - Camp Director
Our Camp Director is Tom Morin, a seasoned Scouter from the Atlanta Area Council who has served as the Bert Adams Camp Director since 2015. Tom has been a volunteer Scout Leader in the Council for over 30 years. He serves as Scoutmaster for Troop 1776, a position he has held for the past 19years.
Tom Morin was born and raised in the Chicago area but he has lived in Georgia for the past 40 years. He has been married to Wendy for 36 years. They have three sons and a daughter: Tim (34), Mike (32), Shannon (30) and Doug (29). All three of his sons are Eagle Scouts. Shannon earned the Gold Award in Girl Scouting and was a Venturing Advisor for Crew 1776.
On a District and Council level, he has served the Foothills District as Training Chair, Activities Chair, Advancement Committee, Roundtable Commissioner, District Chairman and currently serves as on the Council Advisory Board and on the Council Training and Camping Committees. Tom has received the District Award of Merit, the Distinguished Commissioners Award, the Scoutmaster Award of Merit, the Bronze Pelican, the St. George Medal and the Silver Beaver. He is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow.
Tom took his Wood Badge training as a Bobwhite at SR-CS-11, the old Cub Trainer Wood Badge Course in 1998 in Sweeney Texas. He has served on staff for nine Wood Badge courses and was the Course Director for Wood Badge Course 92-71. He is a member of the Council Wood Badge Committee as well as the Council NYLT Committee. He has attended five National Jamboree’s including as a Scoutmaster in 2005 and as the Council Contingent Leader of the 2010 & 2013 Jamborees.
Professionally, Tom teaches lunch, working in the cafeteria at East Cobb Middle School. He previously worked for 40 years in the foodservice distribution business. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is an active member of the Catholic Church of St. Ann’s where he serves as a Sacristan and a Eucharistic Minister. He is also a member of the Egwa OA Cook Team and the Catholic Committee on Scouting
Director of Camping
Matt grew up in Scouting and is an Eagle Scout. He began his professional career with the BSA in 2010 and served as Team Leader-Program Administration at the Philmont Training Center (PTC) from 2015 to 2017. At PTC, he has been responsible for providing 90 summer conferences on all aspects of Scouting working in partnership with the National Service Center. He also supervised the PTC second season program allowing councils and other groups come to Philmont to have a customized experience. Prior to his work at Philmont, Matt served on staff at Northern Tier High Adventure Base where he supervised their Canadian Operations in Atikokan, Ontario, and Bissett, Manitoba. While there, he worked heavily on upgrading their facilities and ensuring compliance with Canadian laws. Prior to working in Canada, he operated Northern Tier’s retail operations in Ely, Minnesota. Matt has also worked seasonally at Philmont, Florida Sea Base, and Northern Tier prior to joining the Boy Scouts full-time.
Matt is responsible for providing leadership and delivering excellence in the Council’s summer camp operations at Woodruff and Bert Adams Scout Camps, Allatoona Aquatics Base, the NYLT Program and various other outdoor programs. Matt leads several key committees and volunteers including the Camping Committee, Campership Committee, Order of the Arrow, Jamboree leadership team and High Adventure leadership team.
Jason Baldridge - Director of Safety & Support
Jason Baldridge joined the Atlanta Area Council in June 2014 as the nation's first Safe Scouting Director. He began his Scouting career in June 2004 as a District Executive in the Pony Express Council, St. Joseph, Missouri. In June 2009, he was promoted to Program and Camping Director for the Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati, Ohio. Active in Scouting as a youth, Jason earned his Eagle Scout rank and is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.
Jason is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with a major in Park Management and Conservation. Jason and his wife Victoria have two young children, Aaron and Abby.
As Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Director, Jason assures compliance with BSA Membership Standards, Youth Protection policies and Safe Scouting Practices. Jason serves as the professional partner to the Youth Protection Committee, Health and Safety Committee, and the Training Committee.
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