Structure - Scouting Alumni & Friends

Organizational structure of scouting alumni & friends

To climb great heights one needs to have a solid structure…

The Scouting Alumni & Friends has five organizational levels: national, regional, area, council, and district.

All levels are comprised to assist alumni in their individual pursuits (whether they be social or vocational) and help alumni support Scouting through their resources and advocacy.

National scouting alumni & friends committee

At the national level, Scouting Alumni & Friends is led by the national Scouting Alumni & Friends committee. The national committee is organized into sub-committees that provide direction to the national programs of Scouting Alumni & Friends, coordinate national alumni events and initiatives, and broadly manage the association.

National committee roles include the following: the national chair, who is selected and confirmed by the Boy Scouts of America national president; the four regional chairs appointed and confirmed by their respective regions; other voting Scouting Alumni & Friends national committee members, appointed by the chairman and confirmed by the committee; additional non-voting Scouting Alumni & Friends key volunteers, appointed by Scouting Alumni & Friends vice-chairs for service on their respective committees and confirmed by the Scouting Alumni & Friends national committee; the director and associate director of Scouting Alumni & Friends, and three administrative staff.

Regional/Area scouting alumni & friends committees

Scouting Alumni & Friends, like the Boy Scouts of America, is organized into four geographical regions:

  • Central
  • Northeast
  • Southern
  • Western

Each region is led by a regional Scouting Alumni & Friends chair appointed by the regional nominating committee. The chair reports to the Scouting Alumni & Friends Chairman. The regional Scouting Alumni & Friends committee consists of each area chair and other key volunteers as determined by the regional chair.

The region and area leadership help execute the national program on a more local level, ensure all councils in the region have an active Scouting Alumni & Friends committee, provide resources, and facilitate communication between the local councils and the national Scouting Alumni & Friends committee.

Council/District scouting alumni & friends committees

Scouting Alumni & Friends has many programs for Eagle Scouts around the country such as:

  • social activities:
  • business networking
  • mentoring
  • recognition event
  • community service opportunities

These programs are organized by local council and district Scouting Alumni & Friends committees and led by their respective Scouting Alumni & Friends chair.

The Boy Scouts of America believe that alumni provide the greatest resource to ensuring Scouting remains strong for future generations. Therefore, most council and district Scouting Alumni & Friends chairs are members of their respective council executive boards and district committees. You can reach out to your local Scouting Alumni & Friends committee by simply entering your zip code below to find your local council’s contact information and requesting to speak with the local Scouting Alumni & Friends committee representative.

We want to thank you in advance for your interest and look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming activities. Click below to find your local council and where you can get involved!