Includes Athens county Ohio. Our district strives to meet Scouting objectives, while providing an exciting climate in which Scouts and their Units can thrive. Our District includes many strong Troops, Posts, Crews and Packs.
Hock-Hocking District Leadership & Committee
The District Key 3
|District Chariman||Mike Noel||A volunteer selected by the district nominating committee annually and elected by the district members. District chair’s may serve one or more years and are responsible for organizing the district committees and naming chairs to each.|
|District Commissioner||Howard Dewald||A volunteer selected by the district nominating committee annually and recommended to the council. District commissioners may serve one or more years and are responsible for organizing the commissioner staff to provide service to the units of the district.|
|District Executive||Joseph Testerman,(740) 373-4403||A professional assigned to the district by the council. District executives are responsible for working with the district chair and district commissioner to conduct the day-to-day business of the district. The Scouting professional can be very helpful in showing the unit committee how to accomplish the unit’s program goals.|
The District Committee
|Membership Chair||Harold Peyton||The district membership/relationships committee gathers information on prospective chartered organizations, helps organize new units, reorganizes dropped units and units not meeting, and recruits new members in a systematic way. It establishes and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with major community organizations and strategic alliances, both those with and without Scouting units. These
include religious, educational, civic, fraternal, and veteran organizations and associations; labor unions; business and industry; professional societies; and other organizations with objectives compatible with the Boy Scouts of America.
|Advancement Chair||John King||The district advancement committee implements procedures that help achieve BSA advancement procedures. The committee helps Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, and Venturing crews succeed. Units help youth members advance in rank. If they advance, they will have a good experience
and will grow in their Scouting adventure.
|Program Activities / Civic
|Keith Milam||The district activities and civic service committee’s job is to provide mountaintop experiences that dramatically capture the attention of the whole Scouting community: a Scout color guard at a city hall ceremony, or presentation of the Award of Merit to leaders at a district recognition dinner. Your efforts
help make these great events happen in the lives of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and leaders.
|Camping Chairperson||Keith Morrow||The district camp promotion and outdoor committee provides outdoor programs that most units are unable to provide on their own, and outdoor programs are often the main reason youth join a Scout unit. From Cub Scout day camp to high-adventure programs, this committee helps make exciting outdoor programs available for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.|
|Training Chairperson||NME||As chairman of the district training committee, a committee member, or as a trainer, you help volunteers find the answers to the two basic questions, “What is my job?” and “How do I do it?” The Boy Scouts of America’s leadership training program is designed to meet the needs of each volunteer job. It is
varied and flexible enough to reach all leaders through group training experiences, personal coaching, self-study, online learning, or on-the-job training. And you will help make this program a dynamic success in your district.
|Finance Chairperson||NME||Successful financing of the council is the direct result of successfully conducted fund-raising programs within each district. Each district within the council has finance goals. These goals are based upon a fair-share formula, based on the potential of the district and the needs of the council. The district finance chairman assists in determining and raising the goals.|
Members of the district committee are volunteers. The district trains adult volunteers, provides district programs for units such as camporees, and Scouting shows, assists in the formation of new units, and helps coordinate the annual giving campaign.
The district committee also provides the unit with a unit commissioner. The unit commissioner gives direct coaching and consultation to the unit committee and other adult leaders.
The volunteers on the district committee can be a helpful resource to the unit committee. Call upon their guidance when needed.
See also: Official BSA on-line Web Site, BSA Description and History and the Federal Charter