About the BSA

Assistant Chief Scout Executive — Development

John Mosby 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.

Mosby 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 of the Bechtel Family Summit in West Virginia, as well as the Government & Community Affairs Group and the BSA lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

John began his Scouting career in 1990 as a district executive at the Heart of America Council in Kansas City, Missouri. He served in several positions at the council including program director, district director, assistant director of field service, and eventually director of field service. In 2001, he was selected as the Scout executive of the Illowa Council in Davenport, Iowa. From there, John moved on to become the Scout executive of the Northeast Illinois Council in Highland Park, Illinois and then the Narragansett Council in Providence, Rhode Island. John was then named the regional director of the Northeast Region, where he has successfully served since 2016.

 John graduated with a bachelor of science in education and a minor in mathematics from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

 John is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow who enjoys running and bicycle racing.

 John has two grown Eagle Scout sons, Tom and Jacob, and he has enjoyed serving over the years as their volunteer leader including treks to Philmont, the Florida Sea Base, and the National Jamboree.