Scouting: How did you decide on Scouting as a career?
Mazzuca: I was on camp staff the summer before starting college, and that’s
when I decided I wanted to do this for a living.
The camp director, Bill Lidderdale, was also a district executive in the Monterey
Bay Area Council. Next to my father, I just worshiped this guy. He
was my hero. He told me about professional Scouting and said he thought I would do a good job.
So here was a person that I really admired telling me that I was good enough to do what he did for a living. That was all
it took, and in 1971 I started this adventure in Modesto, Calif.