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Meet the National Committee

Scouting Alumni & Friends is composed of Scouting alumni from across the nation. The committee focuses on supporting local council Scouting Alumni & Friends committees.

If you are active in your local council’s alumni committee and would like to participate on the national committee, feel free to contact Scouting Alumni & Friends at 972-580-2000 or BSAalumni@Scouting.org.

National Eagle Scout Association Committee
Ray Capp - Nasvhille, TN

Ray Capp

Chairman

Ray Capp has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in the distribution, healthcare IT, publishing, and entertainment industries. Ray served as COO at Ingram Entertainment from its founding to over $1 billion in sales, and as EVP at Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the top 10 publishers in the English language. Ray is also a successful author and inventor.

Ray is a Silver Buffalo Award recipient and has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and National Alumnus of the Year Award. Ray is a Trustee of the (William) Green Bar Bill Hillcourt Foundation and has served as Chairman of the Order of the Arrow. He and currently serves on the National Youth Protection, Museum, and Nominating Committees of the Boy Scouts of America.

Micahel Fesit - Clovis, CA

Michael Feist

Committee Member

Michael is Retired as a Television Broadcasting Chief Engineer, CPBE/CBNT at TV Stations, and in the Television/Video Production Dept. at Fresno State University. He is also a Retired USAF Master Sergeant where he served for 26 years. He was honored as Air National Guard, First Sergeant of the Year for 1st Air Force in 2004.

An Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver, he has served Scouting on Staff at National Jamborees, and Sea Scout Koch Cup International Regattas Staff. He is presently Chairman of his council’s Alumni/NESA Committee, Council Sea Scout Commodore, and a Venture Crew Advisor. A Vigil Honor and Founder Award recipient, he was OA Lodge Advisor of Sha-Cha-Quoa and Tah-Heetch Lodges.

His community service includes Commander of American Legion Post 147, and Chairman of the Scouting Commission for the Department of California, where he was honored as California Legionnaire Scouter of the Year. A Co-Founder of Alpha Phi Omega, Chapter ADK at Fresno State, and Council Chairman/Founder of the College of Commissioner Science, both of which he served for 12 years. Michael is active as a “Scouting Ministry Specialist” for the United Methodist Church for which he has received the national Silver Torch Award, and also a Counselor for the PRAY Religious Awards honored with the “Building Faith in Youth” and UMC “God and Service” Awards.As a board member of the Academy Historical Society, Academy, CA he strives to preserve local heritage. He was inducted in the City of Clovis Hall of Fame for “Service to Youth” in 2014.

Michael is a widower with two daughters, and lots of Grand and Great-Grand kids.

Jay Lenrow

Chair – Northeast Region

Jay is a practicing attorney serving both as Of Counsel with the Baltimore firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC and as General Counsel to Brick Bodies Fitness Services, Inc. and Planet Fitness of Maryland, DC, Tennessee, Florida, and Washington.

Jay is a Distinguished Eagle Scout, and the recipient of the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Shofar Award. He has served Scouting on Staff at several National Jamborees and has been on several National High Adventure Base Assessment Teams and on the staff of the Philmont Training Center on several occasions. Jay is also a OA Vigil honor with Nentico Lodge #12. When attending National Junior Leader Instructor Training at Schiff Scout Reservation in 1966, Jay served as a model for Norman Rockwell’s Scout portrait known as Beyond the Easel.

During his adult Scouting career, Jay served as a Den Leader, Scoutmaster, District Chairman, Council President, Area President, and Executive Vice President of the Northeast Region. He is still an active member of the Executive Committee of the Baltimore Area Council and the Northeast Region. Jay is the former Chairman and current member of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and a long-time member of the National Religious Relationships Committee. Internationally, Jay was one of the three founders of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts, a WOSM member.

His community involvement include service as a member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University and as the President of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. He has also served on the Boards of Roland Park Country School, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Krieger Schechter Day School, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, and the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Jay is married to Ruth Shapiro Lenrow who is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Goucher College and is the proud parent of two children: son Adam an Eagle Scout and Army Combat Engineer and daughter Elizabeth.

Bill Larson - Seattle, WA

Bill Larson

Committee Member 

Bill launched his estate and financial planning practice, Larson Financial Group, LLC, in 1987. Today, he and his wife, Glenda, have their offices in West Seattle and serve families across the United States.

Lou’s leadership in the fire service is formed by a career of over three decades, most of which was spent as a front line firefighter with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Hired 1984, Lou eventually rose to the rank of Captain.

He is the second of three generations of Eagle Scouts. With a break to begin a family, Bill has been continuously involved with Scouting since 1958, culminating with the Silver Beaver Award in 2004. After 9/11, Bill was asked to serve as president of a local military support organization, Navy League of the United States. Now, as a past president, Bill continues to assist our military in the Northwest with community outreach and support. Nearly 4,000 Northwest youth (most of them Scouts) have so far participated in a “Annual Fleet Week Youth Embark” providing the opportunity to be guests aboard U.S. Navy ships created under his leadership.

At the Council level, Bill has created the Wings of Eagles endowment funding program, two annual Eagle Scout college scholarships and nationally, the AlTalks Scouting Alumni and Friends (SAF) webinars.

He currently serves as a Unit Commissioner; Executive Board Member for the Chief Seattle Council; and member of Area 1, Western Region. His wife is enjoying her position as Assistant Tiger Den Leader and together they have fun keeping up with their two Tiger grandsons.

Ed Pease - Washington, DC

Edward Pease

Chairman Emeritus

Chairman Emeritus

Ed is senior vice president for Rolls-Royce North America in Washington, D.C., specializing in government relations. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Ed served two terms as a U. S. Representative of Indiana’s 7th District. During his congressional tenure, Ed served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the House Small Business Committee, and as the Assistant Majority Whip with extensive service as Speaker pro tempore.

Ed serves on the executive board of the Crossroads of America Council, the National Order of the Arrow Committee, and is chairman of Scouting Alumni and Friends. He is a Silver Buffalo Award recipient and has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and National Alumnus of the Year Award.