NCAC Mourns the Loss of Commissioner Isiah “Gene” Pugh

It is with heavy heart that the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America announces the passing of longtime Scouter and Patuxent District Commissioner Isiah “Gene” Pugh.

As many of you are aware, Isiah was fighting to recover from serious injuries he sustained in an accident last week at a meeting in an Upper Marlboro restaurant. A driver crashed into the establishment, severely hurting Isiah and sending him and six others to the hospital.

According to Judge C. Philip Nichols, Patuxent District Chair, “The last conversation I had with Isaiah was about Scouting. He spoke about how proud he was of the job his Commissioner team was doing in their role supporting the 3,000 Scouts in our District.”

We ask that you please keep the Pugh family in your prayers during this difficult time. Pending updated forwarding information, cards and letters for his family may be sent to:

Isiah Pugh
c/o Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3897

To make a memorial gift in Isaiah’s honor, please go to

Isiah was a well-respected leader and a true friend to Scouting, and he will be greatly missed by all. He has gone home.