Jack Furst

Jack Furst’s lifelong relationship with the Boy Scouts of America began when he joined the organization as a 7-year-old Cub Scout. His time as a member of historic Troop 1 in Paoli, Pa. solidified a love for scouting and helped form a foundation on which Jack has built a successful life.

His Scouting experiences served as a source of inspiration when Jack was asked to head the Project Arrow Task Force and tasked to undertake the nationwide search for a permanent BSA-owned Jamboree site. Jack’s visionary leadership was instrumental in creating, designing, and developing what ultimately became the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

Jack is a private equity investor who manages his own investments in real estate, oil and gas, fixed income securities, and public and private equities. He is also an adjunct professor of finance and investments.

Why I give...

“I have a real heart for creating platforms that help young people to gain confidence, courage, character and momentum in a positive way, to be contributors to society and to themselves. It’s important that every youth has the opportunity to have an outstanding Scouting experience that, if properly delivered, should give that youth a lifetime gift–an installment, if you will–of confidence and momentum.”
‒ Jack Furst

Scouting Affiliation and Honors

  • Eagle Scout
  • National Executive Board Member and Chair of Development
  • Head, former Project Arrow Task Force
  • Circle Ten Council Executive Board Life Member, Past President
  • WP Society
  • Pinnacle Award
  • Regal Circle
  • Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
  • Silver Buffalo Award
  • Silver Antelope Award
  • Silver Beaver Award
  • Vigil Honor Member, Order of the Arrow
  • Lifetime Member, Summit Staff Association
  • Lifetime Member, Philmont Staff Association

Venues at Summit Bechtel Reserve