John Gottschalk Named BSA President

The Boy Scouts of America have named a new president at their annual meeting in San Diego.

Gottschalk was a Boy Scout from 1951 to 1958 while growing up in Rushville, Neb., and has been involved with the organization as an adult for at least 25 years. He will direct the National Executive Board and assist with preparations for the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2010.

“I am honored to serve as national president during such a pivotal point in the Boy Scouts of America’s history,” he said in a statement. “More than ever, Scouting is an important and relevant organization for the youth of America, and I look forward to finding new ways to communicate that relevancy to the country.”

Gottschalk has been a member of the board of trustees of the Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America, since 1983 and a member of its executive committee since 1987.

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