Geoff Sasso - Cradle of Liberty Council
Geoff Sasso is a Partner in the firm's Philadelphia office. His bio is available here.
I volunteer my time with the Cradle of Liberty Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America (COLBSA), a local council which promotes the Boy Scouts of America's character development program. The COLBSA covers Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and offers the Scouting program to youth residing in those counties. I serve on the COLBSA's Scholarship Selection Committee for the annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner and am the Vice-President of Young Professional Scouts (YPS). YPS is an alumni networking, service and fellowship organization based in the Philadelphia area. I helped form YPS in 2012. Since then, the program has seen offshoots in several additional states.
I have been involved with Scouting almost my entire life. I started with the program as a Tiger Cub, spending many weekends in a church basement learning how to tie knots and identify small animals and birds. I continued with the program through high school (even attending weekly meetings on Friday nights) and became an Eagle Scout in 1999.
My experiences as a Boy Scout made me who I am today. The program taught me valuable skills, gave me confidence, and instilled in me a great respect for the natural world. My time in the program also allowed me to take part in high adventure activities such as camping, white water rafting, skiing and rock climbing. The memories I created during these experiences, the lessons I learned from them, and the lifelong friendships I developed along the way I owe to Scouting. Because the program had such a permanent and positive impact on me, I feel inspired to do my part to ensure those same positive experiences are available to today's youth.
After finishing law school, I found myself in a position where I could use my talents to support a cause that was important to me. Because of my history with and lifelong respect for Scouting, the decision as to which cause to choose was an easy one.