Jimmy started as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and has been a Scouter for over 40 years. He is an Eagle Scout, the father of two Eagle Scouts, and the recipient of the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, the International Scouter Award, the Vigil Honor, and the Sea Badge. He participated in 5 National Jamborees, 5 International Jamborees, one World Jamboree, and one NOAC.
He served in the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) for 27 years, and in 2013, he was selected as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR) and inducted into the Special Forces Hall of Fame at Fort Bragg, NC. In 2018, a special stone was placed in his honor at the US Army Ranger Memorial at Fort Benning, GA.
He also served 18 years as the Chief of Special Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) of the US Department of State, and he received Superior Honor Awards for his participation in special operations conducted in Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen.
Mark has spent his entire scouting career, starting at age 12, in the Atlanta Area Council, Atlanta, GA. During his youth time he was both a member of a Scout troop and an Explorer Post. He is an Eagle Scout and is a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Like many volunteers he has served in numerous scouting roles, he is currently serving as a Council member-at-large, member of the Council Health & Safety Committee and OA Founders Award & James E. West Fellowship Award Advisor for his Lodge, Egwa Tawa Dee.
Mark is a Vigil Honor OA member and recipient of the Founder’s Award and James E. West Fellowship Award. He is also a recipient of the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, and is both Woodbadge and Powder Horn trained.
Mark is Assistant Director with Cherokee County Emergency Management and is certified as a Professional Emergency Manager in the state of Georgia. He is also certified as both a Communications Unit Leader (COML) and Communications Technician (COMT) through the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.
Mark is a member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve Incident Management Team assisting with planning and public safety operations for large events. He was asked to staff the 2021 NSJ as Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Liaison Team. He has served on staff for 5 National Jamborees, the 2019 World Scout Jamboree as a member of the National Planning Team and Team Lead for the Emergency Management Joint Coordination Center, 14 National Order of the Arrow Conferences along with OA NEXT, 2 OA Indian Summers, and the National OA projects: ArrowCorps5 and SummitCorps. He also visited the 2007 World Scout Jamboree in the U.K. and represented the SBRSA Southern Region at OA Prism. He has also served on staff for Winterfest, the Exploring/Venturing event, for the past 10 years.
Mark is a Charter, Life and 37° North Society Member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff Association serving as Chairman of the Development Committee and represents the Southern Region.
Mike's been involved in Scouting for 38 years, first in the National Capital Area Council, and for the past 12 years in the San Gabriel Valley/Greater Los Angeles Council, where he currently serves as Council Camping Committee Chair. He's held just about every position at the unit and district level, from Tiger Cub Coach to District Commissioner (where he serves still), as a Wood Badge staffer (a "Fox!"), OA Chapter and Associate Lodge Adviser, has staffed 5 National Jamborees (including the last 2 at the Summit), 4 NOAC's, ArrowCorps5 and SummitCorps. He most recently served as the 2018 NOAC ARC staff Competition Adviser. He holds the Silver Beaver and the Distinguished Commissioner Service Awards (1998), the Vigil Honor and the OA Founders Award. Both of his sons, Nick and Tony, are Eagle Scouts and Vigil Honor holders.
Gary is a Scouting volunteer in the Chester County Council, Exton, Pennsylvania. He has served in a variety of Scouting volunteer roles including Tiger Coordinator, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, JLT Course Director, Wood Badge Course Director, and Council President. Gary is one of the founders of the NYLT Leadership Academy and currently serves as its National Chair. He served as the Adventure Program Chairman for the 2017 National Jamboree and the 2019 World Jamboree. He currently Chairs the recruiting, retention, diversity/inclusion and charter relations teams on the National Membership Committee. Gary is a Life Member of the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff association. He is recipient of the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.#@#_WA_-_CURSOR_-_POINT_#@#
Matt started as a District Executive in the Erie Shores Council on February 15, 2008. During his tenure, he served as Camp Director for Pioneer Scout Reservation. After 3 years as a District Executive, he had a short stint as a Senior District Executive before being promoted to District Director of the largest district in the council. He continued as Camp Director at Pioneer Scout Reservation and led many other events, programs and activities for the Council.
In 2016, he was promoted to the Team Leader, Logistics Support for the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base where he supervised food service and retail.
Matt moved to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in November of 2019 where he currently serves as the Director of Outdoor Adventures. In this role, Matt oversees all program operations including the James C. Justice National Scout Camp, Paul R. Cristen National High Adventure Base and the new Family Adventure Camp.
Matt is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow. He has served on Wood Badge staff three times, served on National Camp School (NCS) administration faculty and has been a NCS Course Director.