When his Scoutmaster father hosted a troop meeting in the family backyard, then-4-year-old Frank McAllister thought that made him a Scout. While he didn’t officially become a Scout until age 11, that day began a lifelong commitment to Scouting.
As an adult, Frank spent years as a Scoutmaster before serving Scouting as an executive board member on the local, regional, and national level. During his time on the National Executive Board, among other roles, he chaired the National BSA Conference on Sustainability, which is a particular area of interest.
In his professional life, Frank spent most of his career at ASARCO, a century-old mining and refining company, where he became chairman and CEO. He later joined Stillwater Mining Company, the nation’s only miner of platinum and palladium, as its chairman and CEO. Frank graciously shared expertise in the field of mining by helping the BSA develop the Mining in Society merit badge.