About the BSA

National Leadership

The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 1 million volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation’s leading youth-serving organization. Leading these volunteers are the Chief Scout Executive, assistant Chief Scout Executives, and the National Executive Board.


National President (Volunteer)

Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T,  serves as the 36th national president of the Boy Scouts of America. Stephenson has a long history of support to and service in the BSA. He has served on the National Executive Board since 2005, and is a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award — the highest commendation given by the BSA for extraordinary service to youth. He became…

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National Commissioner (Volunteer)

Charles W. Dahlquist II is the 10th national commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America. He follows Tico Perez, who served as the ninth national commissioner for eight years. A member of the National Executive Board from 2004 – 2009 and again commencing in 2015, Dahlquist began his adult service to the BSA in 1975 when he became a Unit Commissioner…

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Chief Scout Executive

Michael Surbaugh is the 13th Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Irving, Texas. Scouting was a central component of Mike’s life from early on. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of a steel plant manager. His family moved often, and in each new city Scouting became a touchstone of consistency. No matter…

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Assistant Chief Scout Executive — Development

Brad Farmer serves as the Assistant Chief Scout Executive — Development. In this role, he is responsible for raising funds to perpetuate Scouting, as well as overseeing the BSA’s sustainability and outdoor stewardship efforts. Farmer is charged with leading the Office of Development, which comprises the BSA Foundation, the Business Development Office, the Office of Philanthropy, the Fund Development Department, and the funding…

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Chief Financial Officer

Michael Ashline serves as chief financial officer and the national director of the Boy Scouts of America’s Supply Group. In his role, he  oversees the controller department, treasury department, Supply Group, and enterprise risk management. As national director of the Supply Group since 2003, Ashline has been responsible for overseeing the operations of supplying the exclusive Boy Scouts of America products…

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