Farewell Swift Arrow!

Y Guides Pals and Friends,

The Y Guides Team, participants, volunteers and program as a whole have been so fortunate to have Chas Sharp, more fondly known as Swift Arrow, along for the Y Guides journey with us over the past five years!

While we are so excited for Swift Arrow for his next adventure, we are also sad to share the news that Swift Arrow is leaving the YMCA to pursue other professional opportunities after almost 16 years with the YMCA! His last day is Sunday, August 7 for the Dad-Daughter Dance.

During his time with the YMCA, Swift Arrow has worked at Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer and in Y Guides. In his most recent role with Y Guides over the past five years, he was responsible for growing and developing the volunteer program, the Long Bow Council, and starting the leadership committee within the Long Bow Council (LBCC) to further develop these volunteer leaders in support of our outings and helping dads and kids build lifelong memories. Additionally, he was instrumental in the YMCA of the Triangle’s participation in the YMCA of the USA Character Development Learning Institute. This effort reinforced the Y’s commitment to teaching character traits in all of our youth development and family programs.

We have been grateful for Swift Arrow's friendship and the many memories we’ve made in Y Guides and the Y along the way. We will certainly miss him and are very thankful for his service with us.

We invite you to leave your well-wishes for Swift Arrow on our social media pages. Share your favorite memories, stories and pictures. Please join us in celebrating and thanking Swift Arrow for his service to Y Guides and the YMCA!

Pals Forever, Friends Always. Here, Hear!

-The Y Guides Team