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Hawkeye Area Boy Scout Council Names New CEO

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)

The Hawkeye Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has a new Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer. Travis Christopher will take over July1, coming to Cedar Rapids from Appleton, Wisconsin. Dawn Svenson, Director of Communications and Resource Development for the Hawkeye Area Council, released the following Press Release on the appointment: 

On May 1, 2009, eleven-year veteran Hawkeye Area Council Scout Executive/CEO Ed Brandon started his new position following his promotion to head of the Milwaukee County Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The Hawkeye Area Council (BSA) is pleased to announce Travis Christopher has accepted the position as Scout Executive/CEO. He will start July 1, 2009.  Travis will joins from his current position as Director of Field Service in the Bay Lakes Council in Appleton, Wisconsin. He and his wife Jennifer and their three children, including an upcoming Webelos, will be moving to the area soon.

In reflecting upon his interview experience, Travis shared the following thoughts, "The more I reviewed the many opportunities in Hawkeye Area Council, the more excited I got about joining this team. July 1 can't come soon enough for me!"   

The Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (HAC) annually serves more than 7,000 Scouts through more than 150 community organizations that Charter Scout units. HAC also engages more than 3,000 registered volunteers annually in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Linn, Johnson, Jones and Washington counties. Key programs include Cub Scout and Boy Scout programming for young men, ScoutReach for at-risk youth and Venturing programming for young women and men.  The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

rsteele@kwwl.com

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