Scout Executive Pat Currie Retiring … Join Us in Welcoming His Replacement
As many of you know, after eight years of service to Scouting in our council, Pat Currie will retire from the BSA. In total, Pat has nearly 40 years of service to the movement.
Pat began his career in the West Tennessee Area Council, based in Jackson, Tennessee. He later worked in the Chickasaw Council (Memphis), working his way to director of field service. He became a Scout executive in the Black Warrior Council (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) and later served as Scout executive of the Blue Ridge Council (Greenville, South Carolina). In 2005, he joined the national staff serving as deputy region director in the Southern Region. In 2010, Pat became Scout executive of Circle Ten Council.
Under Pat’s leadership our council has enjoyed unparalleled success. We have had membership growth every year and seen amazing increases in the financial resources and camping facilities necessary to serve youth in our area. Pat has no peers whose success matches his.
We will all miss the leadership and commitment that Pat gives to Scouting and we wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.
Upon Pat’s decision to retire, the Circle Ten Council Executive Board convened a special committee to find the council’s next Scout executive. After an exhaustive and thorough search, the Scout Executive Selection Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Sam Thompson as our next Scout executive. Sam will take the reins on September 1, 2017.
Sam Thompson, an Eagle Scout, has served the BSA for over 27 years in several roles including Scout executive and various responsibilities at the National Service Center. Most recently, Sam has been instrumental in transforming the BSA’s technology into user-friendly experiences that address the needs of our membership. We believe that Sam will continue the strong tradition of Circle Ten Council and continue to build on our past success.
We know you will join us in welcoming Sam and his wife Debi into our Circle Ten family.
Joe Crafton, Council President
Joe Stallard, Council Commissioner