After it took a hit from COVID, Cayo helps keep Scouting alive in Midland area

Bradley Cayo, 30, lives in Midland with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children. The couple has been married for seven years.

They met playing tuba in the West Virginia University marching band. She’s a lab technician at Dow. They have two sons, Calvin, 6, and Patrick, 4, and a daughter, Leigh, eight months. Bradley is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He’s a graduate of Ocean Lakes High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at West Virginia.

How long have you lived in Midland what brought you here?

CAYO: Eight years. I had an internship at Hemlock Semiconductor between my junior and senior years. I had a full-time offer at the end of my internship, so I took it.

What is your profession?

CAYO: I’m a chemical engineer currently working in process safety at HSC. I’ve been with them for eight years. I really enjoyed chemistry and math in high school. Chemical engineering is a mash up of those two subjects… It’s a good combination of applying math to chemistry.

What are some of your interests and hobbies?

CAYO: I volunteer for the Boy Scouts. I’m the Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 3768 at St. Brigid’s.

I was an Eagle Scout growing up. I got involved a little bit as an assistant Scoutmaster when I first moved up here, Troop 323, in Freeland before my wife moved up here. I continued with that before Calvin was born. I took a break until he got into kindergarten last year. And now, I took the lead as the Cubmaster, leading our pack.

What are your favorite things to do in Midland?
CAYO: In the summertime, I enjoy all the golf courses and getting outdoors. Taking the kids to the library, using the Rail Trail for biking, going to the City Forest, walking around there, and the sledding hill at City Forest.

What do you enjoy about living in Midland?

It’s a great place raising a family. Lots of family friendly activities, easy to find stuff to do. It’s a small town with a lot of amenities and different cultures with Dow here.

What is a message you’d like to give to the community?

The Scouting program is something that took a hit during COVID. It’s being rejuvenated.

If anybody wants to get their kid, boy or girl, into Scouting, go to to find a unit nearby, to request more information, or to apply online.