Norman R. Augustine

A man of modest origin, Norm Augustine became one of the most influential figures in the history of the aerospace and defense industries. And it all started with the Cub Scouts. As a child during World War II, Norman had the opportunity to join his pack as they took a ride on a C-47 cargo plane. It was his first time on an airplane and it sparked a lifelong interest in aviation.

Norm’s career in the aviation industry has included many high-level posts in the government and civilian sectors, including Under Secretary of the Army and CEO of Lockheed Martin.

His time in the Boy Scouts instilled a love of the outdoors and the adventures he found there. In his lifetime Norm has visited all the BSA High Adventure Bases and traveled to more than 100 countries. Norm shared many of his Scouting adventures with his son Gregory, an Eagle Scout who has since passed away.

Why I give...

“You don’t have to be rich to be in the Boy Scouts, and you don’t have to be smart. You just need to live by the principles of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.”
‒ Norman R. Augustine

Scouting Affiliation and Honors

  • BSA National President (1994-1996)
  • BSA National Executive Board Past Member
  • BSA National Advisory Council
  • National Capital Council Executive Board Member
  • Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
  • Silver Buffalo Award
  • Silver Beaver Award

Venues at Summit Bechtel Reserve