Coronado Area Council Selects New Program Director and Camp Director

The Coronado Area Council is pleased to announce the two significant personnel changes. Gary Shoemaker has been promoted to the position of Program and Outreach Director and Rex Lowe has agreed to serve as the 2009 Camp Hansen Director for Boy Scout Resident Camp.

Effective January 1, 2009, Gary will be responsible for managing year-round camp operations and council-level program support as well as coordinating council outreach programs and retaining direct management of outreach programs in Salina.

Gary has served as District Director of the Three Rivers District for our council since his arrival here in 1999. He began his career with the Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive for the Heart of America Council, Kansas City, Missouri in 1989. Gary later went on to serve as a Senior District Executive in the Samoset Council in Wausau, Wisconsin and the Kanza Council in Hutchinson, Kansas. Following the 1997 merger of the Kanza and Quivira Council in Wichita, Kansas, Gary continued to serve as a Senior District Executive until his arrival in Salina, Kansas. He was responsible for camp operations during his tenure with the Kanza Council and developed innovative outreach programs to reach under-served youth in the Samoset Council and most recently in the Three Rivers District.

Rex has served Camp Hansen admirably as Camp Ranger for 18 years . He will continue to serve as the year-round Camp Ranger at Camp Hansen.

Summer camp is a family activity for the Lowe’s. Rex, Patty, Donald, Trevor, and Emily (who was branded the “camp mascot” last summer) have all pitched in to make summer camp the best it can be for our Scouts and leaders. Rex will provide outstanding leadership and organization for the 2009 Hansen summer camp staff.

Please join the Coronado Area Council in congratulating both of these fine individuals on their new responsibilities

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hey Rex, keeping the flag flying for the Lowe’s, well done. I served as assistant camp director for Senior Scouts at our Senior Scouts Adventure Camp in the Cedarberg mountains over a number of years. The mountains are in a remote area, 200kms from Cape Town, were settled by Dutch settler farmers 300 years ago. We had ten base camps each staffed by experts in various skills, such as Dutch oven cooking, Gun handling and Markmanship, Fying light planes, Sailing, Diving etc etc. The Souts would hike approx 10 kms between camps, spend the day and night there and hike on to the next camp early the next morning.
how do you organise your camps and what do the Scouts do ?
regards Rex Lowe


By rex lowe south africa on March 24th, 2010 at 4:43 am


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