National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America
|National Executive Board|
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
|Created||November 28, 1911|
The board is led by the national president, a volunteer elected by the National Council. Board members include regular elected members, regional presidents, and up to five appointed youth members. The Chief Scout Executive is the board secretary and non-voting member. The National Executive Board has a number of standing committees that correspond to the professional staff organization of the National Council.
Establishment in statute
The statute authorizing the federal charter (36 USC 309) to the BSA provides that "An executive board composed of citizens of the United States is the governing body of the corporation. The number, qualifications, and term of office of members of the board are as provided in the bylaws. A vacancy on the board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board." The Executive Board is also required to hold annual meetings and to submit annual reports to the US Congress.
Bylaws provide that membership will include:
- Up to 64 regular members, elected annually at annual National Council meetings.
- Regional presidents; currently there are four BSA regions: —Western, Central, Southern and Northeast.
- 2 special members: The chairman of the Advisory Council and the chairman of the Board of Regents of the National Eagle Scout Association are members.
- Up to 5 youth members, appointed by the BSA President
Current and former members
Current notable members of the National Executive Board include Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and current Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson. Other members include LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson.
|2011 National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America|
Jon E. Barfield
George F. Francis III
Douglas B. Mitchell
O. Temple Sloan Jr. (VP)
Per the by-laws, the executive committee is:
- the President, currently Randall L. Stephenson
- the immediate past President, currently Robert Gates
- the executive vice-president and the vice-presidents. In 2011, BSA vice presidents included Terrence P. Dunn, Randall L. Stephenson, Lyle R. Knight, Nathan O. Rosenberg, Jack D. Furst, O. Temple Sloan Jr., Earl G. Graves, Drayton McLane Jr., Bruce D. Parker, Matthew K. Rose, Henry A. Rosenberg Jr.
- the regional presidents, Brian Williams (Central), Wesley J. Smith (Western), Eric Schultz (North-East), Thomas R. Yarboro (Southern)
- the international commissioner, Jim Turley
- the national commissioner, Charles W. Dahlquist II
- the treasurer, Joseph P. Landy
- the assistant treasurers, R. Thomas Buffenbarger
- the chairman of the Advisory Council, R. Michael Daniel
- the Chief Scout Executive, Michael B. Surbaugh
The board is required to hold annual meetings. The 2012 National Annual Meeting occurred May 30–June 1 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The 2013 National Annual Meeting was scheduled for May 22–24 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel, Grapevine, Texas.
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