Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America would like to announce that Nick Carris is the new District Executive for Oka-Tuli district, which includes McAlester, Eufaula, Wilburton, Poteau and Talihina areas in Southeast Oklahoma. Carris is an Eagle Scout from Troop 4 in McAlester, and has served as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts for a number of years. He has worked with all areas of scouting including Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Venture Scouts and The Order of The Arrow, in which he is a Vigil Member, Golden Arrow Award, E. Erner Goodman Award and Founders Award recipient. Carris served as Assistant Scoutmaster, District Commissioner, Associate Lodge Advisor, Lodge Advisor for Order of the Arrow, Hale Scout Reservation Camp Commissioner, his most recent volunteer service was District Chairman for Oka-Tuli District.
Carris and his family, wife Joy, daughter Julia, and son Nicholas, all live in McAlester. Carris has lived in McAlester his whole life and spent many years in the insurance business until retiring in 1999. He has been involved in numerous civic activities including McAlester Lions club, past President, McAlester Chamber of Commerce, past President, McAlester Boys and girls Club, board member, and several committees and civic projects in and around the McAlester area.
“I am pleased to be the Scouting Professional for Southeast Oklahoma, and look forward to working with all the communities, volunteers, and youth in order to expand the programs, activities, and values The Boy Scouts of America has to offer our youth in this area,” stated Carris.
For more information on the scouting program or volunteering in the Southeast Oklahoma area contact Nick at 918-423-6897.