Camp Omache, a facility of the Chief Seattle Council, had been closed for more than a decade when Charles Pigott took on the challenge of rebuilding and reopening the dilapidated 30-year-old camp in 2003. In addition to a significant gift from the Pigott family, Chuck raised additional funds by appealing to his many contacts in the local business community. Now known as Camp Pigott, today the 150-acre camp is bustling with youth summer camps, leadership training, and other events.
In addition to being significant financial supporters of Scouting and the Summit Bechtel Reserve, Charles and his wife, Yvonne, have given generously of their time to help America’s youth. Charles, a Distinguished Eagle Scout, has served in leadership positions with the Chief Seattle Council, including terms as president. In 1986, he was elected National President of the Boy Scouts of America.
Charles is the retired chairman and CEO of PACCAR, Inc., the company his grandfather founded in 1905. PACCAR manufactures Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.