National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America

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National Executive Board
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OwnerBoy Scouts of America
CreatedNovember 28, 1911
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The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America governs the Boy Scouts of America organization. One source reports that there were 72 members of the board in 2001.[1]

The board is led by the national chair, 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[edit]

The statute authorizing the federal charter[2] (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."[2] 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:[3]

  • 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.
  • 5 ex officio voting members: The chairman of the Advisory Council, the President of the National Eagle Scout Association, the Chairman of the Order of the Arrow Committee, a designated representative of the Board of the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation, and the Chairman of Learning for Life, the immediate past chair
  • Up to 5 youth members, appointed by the National Chair

Current and former members[edit]

Current notable members of the National Executive Board include former Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.[4]

Former members of the NEB include former presidential nominee Mitt Romney[5] and late LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson.[6]

2011 National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America

Jon E. Barfield
David L. Beck
Donald D. Belcher
R. Thomas Buffenbarger
B. Howard Bulloch
Richard L. Burdick
Anderson W. Chandler
Dennis H. Chookaszian
Keith A. Clark
D. Kent Clayburn
Ronald O. Coleman
Philip M. Condit
William F. “Rick” Cronk
John C. Cushman III
R. Michael Daniel
Ralph de la Vega
Douglas H. Dittrick
John R. Donnell Jr.
Terrence P. Dunn (VP)
L. B. Eckelkamp Jr.

George F. Francis III
Jack D. Furst (VP)
T. Michael Goodrich
John Gottschalk
Earl G. Graves
Stephen G. Hanks
Michael D. Harris, Esq.
J. Brett Harvey
Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.
Stephen Hemsley
Larry W. Kellner
Lyle R. Knight (VP)
Robert J. LaFortune
Joseph P. Landy
Mark P. Mays
Robert J. Mazzuca
Francis R. McAllister
Drayton McLane Jr. (VP)
Ronald K. Migita

Douglas B. Mitchell
Thomas S. Monson
José F. Niño
Scott D. Oki
Francis H. Olmstead Jr.
Arthur F. Oppenheimer
Bruce D. Parker (VP)
Aubrey B. Patterson
Tico A. Perez (National Commissioner)
Wayne M. Perry (National President)
Christian H. Poindexter
Frank Ramirez
Robert H. Reynolds
Roy S. Roberts
Steven R. Rogel
James D. Rogers
Matthew K. Rose (VP)
Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. (VP)
Nathan O. Rosenberg (VP)
Eric Schultz (Regional President)

O. Temple Sloan Jr. (VP)
Marshall M. Sloane
Charles H. Smith
John F. Smith
Wesley J. Smith (Regional President)
Roland Smith
Randall L. Stephenson (VP)
Rex W. Tillerson
C. Travis Traylor Jr.
James S. Turley ( International Commissioner)
Gerald J. Voros
David M. Weekley
Steven E. Weekes
Gary E. Wendlandt
Togo D. West Jr.
Brian Williams (Regional President)
James S. Wilson
R. Ray Wood
Thomas R. Yarboro (Regional President)

Executive committee[edit]

Per the by-laws, the executive committee is:

Annual meetings[edit]

The board is required to hold annual meetings. The annual meeting is held at a different location every May. These meetings include the election of the new National Executive Board, and when applicable installation of new National Chair, National Commissioner, and Chief Scout Executive.

During this meeting, the National Council presents all National and Regional level awards, including the Silver Buffalo, and Silver Antelope.


  1. ^ "Committed to Scouting, Open to Diversity. Working to end discrimination against gays, atheists, agnostics, other non-theists, and all other groups in the Boy Scouts of America". Scouting for All. March 8, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Document not Found". Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Charter and Bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America. (2012-08-24). Retrieved on 2014-05-15.
  4. ^ Hirschfield, Brad (July 20, 2012). "Boy Scouts of America should learn from its own history - For God's Sake". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Burke, Patrick (August 9, 2012). "Romney Says Boy Scouts Should Admit Homosexuals". CNS News. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "President Monson Discusses Strengths of Scouting". February 21, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2012.