National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA) elected two new executive committee members and five new board members at its annual meeting last night. These new members will serve the Council for the next year just as the council is welcoming girls into Cub Scouting and expanding its Family Scouting offerings.
NCAC also welcomed a new council commissioner: Mr. Roy “Rick” Rogers, IV, VP at Westat. Mr. Rogers has a storied history as a Scout, including adventuring in -20° F blizzard conditions, attending the 1981 National Jamboree, being inducted into the Order of the Arrow, and attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He has given back to Scouting many times over as Unit Commissioner, Assistant Council Commissioner, District Chairman, Crew Advisor, and as a member of Wood Badge staff. The council welcomes him, and expresses its gratitude to the service of outgoing commissioner Garry W. Lewis and his remarkable stewardship of our units during an historic year of transition.
The newly elected members include:
- Margaret Cummisky Hawaiian Airlines
- Jon Etherton Etherton and Associates, Inc.
- Richard Harrington RHED Pixel
- David Richardson Southwest Airlines
- Quang Van Dynamic Builders & Developers, Inc.
- Arden “Art” Widmann Widmann Financial Services
“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 58,000 youth through the dedication of more than 20,000 registered adult volunteers across 17 counties in Maryland and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Scouts living abroad in North and South America.
Last year in NCAC, 1,520 boys earned their Eagle Scout Award. Local Scouts also performed more than 530,000 service hours, an average of 11.2 hours per Scout. The value of this service to local communities is estimated at more than $17.7 million, based on rates published by Independent Sector. NCAC also increased its member retention rate to 82.04%, one of the best of any Scout council in the country. Additional highlights from 2017 can be viewed in the Annual Report, available at https://ncacannualreport.org.