Scout Executive Retires After 40 Years

After 40 years as a professional Scouter, Lloyd Roitstein will retire on June 30, 2011. Roitstein smiles when he says, “Now I can be a volunteer again.”

Roitstein is an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1971, and then he began his career with the Boy Scouts of America. Before becoming the Scout Executive of the Mid-America Council based in Omaha, Roitstein served as Area Director for the North-Central Region, Scout Executive for Okaw Valley Council in Belleville, Illinois and Director of Field Service, Field Director and District Executive for the Mid-America Council.

“As I look back at the accomplishments of the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council, I am honored. I have countless wonderful memories of Scouting, dating back to when I was just a youth. As the years rolled by, I have always lived and breathed Scouting. I am “once an Eagle, always an Eagle” and am proud of the impact Scouting has made on my life and the thousands of youth that I’ve seen succeed over the last 40 years of my professional Scouting career,” said Roitstein.

“Our council wouldn’t be ranked #1 and I wouldn’t have dedicated my life to Scouting if it wasn’t for one important thing, the volunteers. You are the reason that I wake up each day and feel blessed. You are the reason that I have dedicated 40 years of my life to the movement. You are the reason that thousands of youth are making a difference in our community,” he said.

Roitstein is responsible for the leadership to 58 counties of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. He is also responsible for operational goals to expand Scouting, strategic planning, endowment development, funding and more.

An event celebrating his dedication to Scouting will take place on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 South 105 Street, Omaha. Please RSVP to Cassie Lange at cassie.lange@scouting.org.

About the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council
For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America’s youth. The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council serves 31,236 youth in 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The Council, supported by 7,870 volunteers was ranked #1 in the nation in 2010.

Photo courtesy Mid-America Council.

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