A Scout Salute to the 12th Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock

“As many of you know, one of my wishes for Scouting has been to create a culture where no one ever tells the story of not being thanked.”

These are the words of Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock, kicking off his farewell blog post to Scouters on Scouting Wire. As Brock transitions to hand the reins of BSA leadership to incoming Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh, Scouters are making sure Brock does not go un-thanked.

From blog posts of praise to a standing ovation at a gathering of professional Scouters, the Scouting nation is showering Brock with gratitude for his tremendous leadership as Chief Scout Executive.6926-CR2-0561

This week at Top Hands, professional Scouters packed the Sheraton Dallas to collaborate on continuing the Boy Scouts of America’s legacy of providing one-of-a-kind youth programs. The annual conference doubled as an opportunity to bid farewell to Brock. It also gave him the chance to address the professional Scouters he has served for the past three years.

“I can’t tell you from the bottom of my heart what it means to get to know you, to get to meet with you,” Brock concluded his speech.

Read more about the outgoing Chief’s highly successful tenure (including the introduction of the STEM Scout program and the new home of the National Scout Jamboree) in this post on Bryan on Scouting. Then, hear from the chief, himself, in his farewell blog post on Scouting Wire.


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