BlogSummit Director’s Introductory Blog

Posted on May 9, 2012 by
Summit Director Dan McCarthy

Introductory blog? What’s that? Well, it’s my way of introducing myself and a new weekly blog feature through which I’ll tell you about the Summit, answer questions I hear from the field, and perhaps dispel a few rumors along the way. This is the first in a series, so if you want to stay current on Summit developments, you won’t want to miss an issue!

Who Is This Guy?

A little about myself (very little). While the BSA officially formed the Summit Group on April 1 of this year and hired me as its director, my association with Scouting and the Summit began much earlier than that. I joined Scouting as a Cub Scout in, well, let’s just say it was over a half-century ago. I’ve been active in Scouting ever since, having served at the unit, district, council, regional and national levels.

While a volunteer Scouter, I completed a career in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Corps officer after which I spent a few years as a logistics consultant.  While doing so, I served Scouting in 10 councils (some multiple times) and all 4 regions. So, I have Scouting friends, both volunteer and professional, all across the country (including Hawaii).

In April 2007, I was invited to serve as a member of the site selection team for BSA’s new national jamboree site. That call began a process which led to BSA’s selection of the Summit as our new home for the national jamboree. The rest, as they say, is history.

Stay Tuned Weekly

Well enough about me — as I said at the outset, this blog is intended to focus on the Summit. This will be a weekly blog feature we will run on Wednesday of each week. Watch for it!

Good Scouting!
Dan