It has been my greatest professional privilege to have served as your District Executive, for the last almost seven years. Since I started in September of 2007 we have had tremendous growth and success as a District. We received several awards including a National Award for membership growth in 2009. From December 2008 to December 2013 membership has increased by 6.5%. That means that more Scouts and their families have decided to be a part of our great movement. In 2013 we as a Council held the #1 position for Cub Scout advancement. It has been an honor to be a part of your team.
You have welcomed my family and myself into your lives and your homes. We have enjoyed the great moments of success and shared the burden of grief. You have helped make my sons good Scouts, and me a better father, husband, leader and person. That is a debt I can never repay. All I can say is Goodbye and Thank you.
I will begin my new position in Reno, Nevada on June 1, 2014 but my last day in the French Creek Council will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 so that I can finalize my trip across county. Please contact Scout Executive Duane Havard or the McGarvey Service Center if you need assistance as Duane will be covering the professional duties until a new staff person is hired. His contact information is Duane.Havard@Scouting.org or (814) 868-5571. I wish you continued success and growth.
Yours in Scouting,
Colonel Drake District
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