The Indian Waters Council is pleased to announce Mr. Douglas W. Stone was selected as their new Scout Executive. Mr. Stone started with the Council on Monday, December 1, 2008.
Mr. Stone has been a Scouting professional for nearly 18 years and his most recent service was Director of Field Service for the Heart of America Council, BSA, in Kansas City, Missouri. There, he supervised 28 Scouting executives in support of more than 19,000 volunteers and 42,000 youth members. Under his leadership, the council has gained national attention in achieving exceptional growth in membership and fundraising, becoming the seventh largest of more than 300 Boy Scout councils in the United States.
Prior to Kansas City, Mr. Stone served as Director of Finance and Marketing as well as Field Director for the National Capital Area Council, BSA in Washington, D.C. He started his career in Hartford, Connecticut, where he served in a variety of roles from 1991 to 2000 with the Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA.
“Scouting in the Indian Waters Council is very strong and continues to grow in both quality and quantity,” Stone said, “Its volunteers as well as the facilities and program at Camp Barstow are second-to-none. I am thrilled to join those great volunteers and help bring the camp and the council into the 100th Anniversary year of the Boy Scouts of America and beyond.”
On a personal note, Doug is married to Elizabeth (Betsy) and they are the proud parents of four children, aged 5 months to 8 years: Addison Grace, Cooper Douglas, Peter Andrew and Cora Elizabeth. Growing up in a large family himself, the youngest of five boys of which four were Eagle Scouts, Doug spent every summer at Boy Scout camp since the age of two years old.
Doug graduated in 1984 from Conard High School in West Hartford, Connecticut and in 1988 from St. Lawrence University, a private liberal arts college in Upstate New York. He majored in history and was inducted into the history honorary society, served in student government, founded the pep band, and served in leadership roles with his fraternity. After college, he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and went to work as a Social Studies teacher and soccer coach. He began his professional career with the Boy Scouts of America in early 1991.
When Doug is not working, he spends his time with his family at children’s sporting events, swimming, golfing and on day trips. He is also a Wolf Den Leader and Assistant Cubmaster for his son’s Cub Scout pack. His family is active with the United Methodist Church and he is involved with the Rotary Club and chamber of commerce.
Please join us in welcoming Doug and his family to the Indian Waters Council family!