Welcome Scout Executive David Jones!
The Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America has appointed David J. Jones to serve as the new Scout Executive and C.E.O. effective February 15, 2014. Jones has served the Yucca Council in El Paso, Texas for the past seven years. In his new role, he will oversee the entire operations of the Ventura County Council.
Dave grew up in Washington till age eight, and then moved to Idaho. He enjoys the outdoors and teaching. Hobbies include: Mountain biking, camping, fishing, kayaking, rappelling, backpacking, collecting and doing things with family. He grew up with Scouting and is an Eagle Scout with three palms. David graduated from Brigham Young University receiving a Bachelors of Science in Youth Leadership, Boy Scout Administration. College classes at BYU included Campfire Leadership, Executive Dynamics, Finance, Outdoor Living Skills, Backpacking, “Social Leadership” (playing games and singing songs) and “Non-Profit Youth Administration.”
In addition to his term in El Paso, Texas, David has worked professionally for the Boy Scouts in Northern California (Santa Rosa), Central Utah (Provo) and for seven and a half years in Idaho Falls (Southwest Idaho).
David has worked at several Boy Scout Camps including Island Park and Treasure Mountain (base of the Tetons in Wyoming). He also directed a camp in the heart of the Redwoods in Northern California. David has trekked (backpacked, hiked and mountain biked) through Central and Southern Utah with a high adventure Boy Scout trek in Moab and the Cedar Breaks area. David has also taught backpacking classes at Brigham Young University and has enjoyed the hands-on “doing portions”. David has been on a Boy Scout Powder Horn staff (outdoor resource training) where he was certified as a “LNT, Outdoor Skills Guide”. He has been the Course Director for National Camp School for Boy Scout and Cub Scout Camp certification.
David and his wife, Penny, have two children at home with three boys and one daughter living in Salt Lake and another daughter living in Logan, Utah. David is a grandpa to four girls and five boys.
To join or to learn more about the Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America please call the council office at (805) 482-8938.
Congratulations to the 2013 Popcorn Sale Top Sellers!
The Ventura County Council Top Seller is Walker Peterson from Pack 3877 with sales totaling $6157.00!
Camarillo District Top Seller is Nicholas Sanders from Pack 3877.
Channel Islands District Top Seller is Furio Soldo from Pack 3251.
Conejo Valley District Top Seller is Zachary Newton from Pack 3711.
Matilija District Top Seller is Ronald Holbert from Pack 3176.
Ronald Reagan District Top Seller is Daniel McGreevy from Troop 605.
Thank you to all the Scouts, District Kernels, Unit Kernels and Volunteers who made the 2013 Popcorn Sale successful!
The 2014 Camp Three Falls Boy Scout Summer Camp Leader Guide is up! (Webelos Leader Guide coming soon) Take a look inside at all the great opportunities for your Troop, Team or Crew Members. From First Class Skills (Pathfinder) to late teen High Adventure (Trek), we've got it all and more!
Be sure to check the Training Page for new training classes, dates and fliers added for 2014, including BALOO Training. BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) Training will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 and is required for all packs planning on conducting a pack campout this summer. This will be the only BALOO Training Course offered in Ventura County for 2014! Please note that pre-registration for the BALOO course is required!
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