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Tim Cooper - Scout Executive

 

Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America

 

July 26, 2006

 

During the Greater Alabama Council Board Meeting in June, Board Members approved a motion that empowered Chairman of the Board, John Hayden to appoint a Scout Executive Selection Committee to work closely with the Southern Region Boy Scouts of America in the selection of a new Scout Executive for our council.

 

The Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce the Selection Committee has has named Tim Cooper as their new scout executive. He will take over the top job at the Council beginning September 1, 2006.

 

Mr. Hayden carefully selected individuals who would represent a fair and balanced cross-section of Scouters throughout our council.

 

The entire selection committee was impressed with Tims desire to service Scouting in Alabama, said John Hayden, chairman of the board for the Council. His successful track record while at the Northeast Georgia Council convinced us that he would bring his strong team building skills and enthusiasm for scouting to our Council and help us as we build for the future.

 

Prior to joining the Greater Alabama Council, Cooper was deputy regional director of operation for the organizations Western region. He was responsible for all regional membership campaigns, which included 10 metro councils. In 2005, he became the only national field staff leader in America to achieve the Chief Scout Executives Winners Circle for balanced membership growth.

 

Cooper also served as the scout executive for the Northeast Georgia Council from 1993 to 2004. During that time, the Council achieved a growth of 53.5 percent, with 91% of the youth registered being traditional members.

 

I am looking forward to working with the great team of volunteers and professionals here at the Greater Alabama Council. My family and I are honored to be given this opportunity and we are excited to be part of a community and a council with such a rich Scouting tradition explained Tim Cooper.

 

Tims past councils have been honored with six National Marketing Presidents Awards, two Risk Management Awards and one Learning For Life National Marketing Presidents Award.

 

Following the independent audit and report given by Summerford Accountancy, the Greater Alabama Council began its search for a new scout executive to assist them in implementing the recommended changes.

 

According to the findings of the recent audit, the Council has put into place safeguards and procedures that will keep our membership numbers in full compliance with the BSA national standards, explained Hayden. Tim Cooper is committed to these BSA standards and has demonstrated that commitment throughout his career in Scouting.

 

The Boy Scouts of America began in 1910 and was chartered by Congress in 1916. Their goal is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop personal fitness. The Greater Council of Alabama serves Scouts and families throughout 22 counties in north-central Alabama.

 

 

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He was picked by the current board - the ones who were in charge during the membership fiasco and the ill-fated attempt to sell off all of the council's current land holdings so that they could buy land from one of the executives. Maybe he won't be one of them.

 

What does "balanced membership growth" mean?

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A note from William A. Terry, Chairman of the Board

 

 

Ladies and gentlemen-

 

 

 

Effective immediately, the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America has begun the process to identify a new scout Scout executive. Tim Cooper has resigned as scout Scout executive for the Greater Alabama Council and has relinquished his management duties effective immediately. Tim is leaving the Council in great shape, and we appreciate all of his hard work. Tim will continue to serve the program by serving as an advisor to the GAC Capital Campaign Committee and support its operations as requested by Hatton Smith the campaign's chairman. After 31 years in scouting, Tim has announced his plans to retire in September of 2012 after completing his work as an advisor to the Capital Campaign.

 

As Board Chair I am appointing a search committee to recommend a new scout Scout executive. The search committee will begin its process immediately. In the meantime, Regional Area director John Meeks will serve as the GAC's interim Scout executive. He will manage all of our staff functions and our programs on a day-to-day basis. Former GAC scout executive Jim Tinker has agreed to be available to assist John on an as-requested basis. We have thousands of youth counting on us and we will continue to provide the best programs for character development, physical fitness and personal growth of any Council in the BSA.

Thank you, Bill Terry

 

 

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Interesting all of these former regional directors scrambling for SE positions, a downward professional move, all over the country, makes you kinda wonder what's brewing at National now. Maybe another Mazzucca reorganization plan is in the works.

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BP-

Our latest SE, Kendrick Miller, started in February and came to us as a former Deputy Director of the Central Region. He is now top-dog in the Heart of America Council (Kansas City metro area).

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