National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA) elected seven new executive board members at its annual meeting earlier this month. The new board members will serve the Council for the next year, during which the new theme “Prepared. For Leadership.” will be celebrated.
“We are thrilled to have these outstanding leaders on our board,” says Council President Bob Wood. “They bring a combination of experience and dedication that will help us reach young people of all backgrounds to show them how much they can achieve.”
The newly elected board members are:
- J. Randolph “Randy” Babbitt
Aviation Industry Consultant
- Michael “Mitch” Filipowicz
Senior Vice President, Institutional Sector
HITT Contracting, Inc.
- Andrew Flott
Co-President & CEO
- Greg Kalinsky
Chief Information Officer
Government Employees Insurance Company, Inc.
- Darian A. Leblanc
Cushman & Wakefield
- Ned Monroe
Senior Vice President, External Relations
National Association of Manufacturers
- Peter J. Pantuso
President & CEO
American Bus Association
“Our council is proud to welcome these new board members,” said Scout Executive Les Baron. “Their dedication to Scouting’s core values is reflected in their daily life and work, offering tremendous value as role models for our young people and helping achieve our vision to ensure youth are prepared for anything life sends their way.” Under the guidance of the Executive Board, Baron provides leadership to the Council, which serves more than 48,000 youth through the dedication of more than 21,000 registered adult volunteers across 17 counties in Maryland and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In 2016 the council’s theme is “Prepared. For Leadership.” Last year in NCAC, 1,400 boys earned their Eagle Scout Award, enough new Eagles to fill 17 metro cars. Local Scouts also performed more than 463,761 service hours, an average of 9.67 hours per Scout. The value of this service to local communities is estimated at more than $11.5 million, based on rates published by Independent Sector. Scouts also gathered over one million pounds of food as part of the annual Scouting for Food drive.