2023 Territories (7,8,14,15,16) Alumnus of the Year: Bradley Taylor

Bradley G. Taylor, hailing from Clemmons, North Carolina, is the 2023 honoree for National Service Territories 7, 8, 14, 15, and 16. Earning the Arrow of Light in 2002 and becoming an Eagle Scout in 2005, Bradley is now an Assistant Council Commissioner with a combined total of youth and adult Scouting service of twenty-six years. Bradley has served as a “key volunteer” to the National OA Committee since 2014, notably on the National OA Recognitions, Awards, History and Preservation subcommittee. A highlight for him has been leadership in developing and managing large pop-up OA history museums, known as the Goodman Edson Observatory (GEO), at five National Order of the Arrow Conferences (NOAC). Bradley served most recently served as the lead adviser for the 2022 NOAC GEO at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He received the national OA Distinguished Service Award in 2020.

Bradley is a national committee member of the BSA’s Alumni Association, serving in various capacities within council support, communications, and national programs. Recently, he served as lead for program development for the inaugural National Gathering of Alumni at Philmont in 2022 with over 100 participants partaking in over 20 curricular and program elements. Bradley developed the Alumni Connection video podcast series and council support newsletter, along with co-authoring the Scouting Alumni Reunion Guidebook, a resource guide for councils to plan and host effective reunions. Bradley is a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) and is an active reviewer on the Southern Territories NESA Scholarship and Adams Award Selection Committee. Locally, he has served as president of the Old Hickory Council Historical Association’s since 2020 and was its treasurer for seven years prior.

Bradley graduated from High Point University with B.S. degree in chemistry and a B.A. degree in mathematics in 2013. He received a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University in 2015. He is presently the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement at High Point University, where he manages a team that works to develop a top-quality alumni programs and alumni giving events throughout the country. Bradley is currently an elected local government councilman for the Village of Clemmons, his hometown, where he conducts specific work on the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization through the NC Department of Transportation. Additionally, he is an active member of both the Lewisville-Clemmons and High Point Chambers of Commerce.