Edward H. and Jeanne Arnold

As advocates for Scouting, Ed and Jeanne Arnold have defined what it means to be a BSA philanthropist. They are inspired by Scouting’s ability to build character and develop leadership skills in youth who experience its transformational programs. Their extraordinary gifts have supported their local council, many Scoutreach programs across the nation, World Scouting, and the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Ed Arnold joined his family business, New Penn Motor Express, and later became its president and CEO. With his business acumen and vision in transportation management systems, Ed founded and gave critical leadership to Arnold Industries and Arnold Logistics.

Jeanne Arnold, retired senior vice president of Good Samaritan Health Systems, has a long history of supporting Scouting. Jeanne also dedicates her time to volunteering and supporting local charities, including as a founder of The Hummingbird Program, a board member of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, creator of Better Together Lebanon, a board member of Cornwall Manor Retirement Community, a board member of Lebanon Valley College, and a board member of St. Joseph College in Standish, Maine.

Why I give...

“We are very blessed, both my husband and I. For us, it is so satisfying to know that we’re making a difference and giving back to the community. We really have a need to do that and want to help as many as we can.”
‒ Jeanne Arnold

“I believe the basic core of what Scouting is doing is so important, today more than ever.”
‒ Ed Arnold

Scouting Affiliation and Honors

Ed Arnold’s Scouting Affiliation and Honors

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Council Executive Board Member
  • WP Society
  • Regal Circle
  • Silver Buffalo Award
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, Pennsylvania Dutch Council

Jeanne Arnold’s Scouting Affiliation and Honors

  • BSA Presidential Task Force to Prevent Childhood Obesity Chair
  • WP Society
  • Regal Circle
  • Silver Buffalo Award
  • Past BSA National Executive Board Member

Venues at Summit Bechtel Reserve