Posted on 22 January 2010 by Dan
With the passing of John Alline, the Jamboree Division Director, the National Council appointed a new Jamboree Department Manager. Mr. Larry Pritchard, Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer of the Seneca Waterways Council has been selected to fill this post.
The Democrat Chronicle has the story:
The head of the local Boy Scout council has been selected to organize the National Scout Jamboree this summer.
Larry Pritchard, scout executive and chief executive officer of the Seneca Waterways Council — the new name of the recently merged Otetiana Council and Finger Lakes Council — has been promoted to become the department manager for the jamboree starting Monday. Jan. 25. He’s led the local council since 2000.
Pritchard, 58, of Perinton, will also work with the Boy Scouts’ international division. His new job will be based in Dallas, Texas.
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Posted on 21 December 2009 by Dan
John Alline, the Jamboree Division Director, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on December 19, 2009. Mr. Alline was 58 years old.
Mr. Alline was a 36-year employee of the Boy Scouts of America and was currently the Director of the National Jamboree. Mr. Alline was also the previous Associate Director of the Order of the Arrow.
According to his obituary, a private memorial will be held at a later date, and memorial contributions may be sent to the National Boy Scout Council or any local council.
Mr. Alline is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jean; daughters, Jennifer Garber and her husband, Jim, of High Ridge, Mo., Erika LaCourt and her husband, Vinni, of League City, Melanie Alline of North Richland Hills; granddaughters, Callie Garber and Kayla LaCourt; sister, Mary Gerassimenko and her husband, Michel, of Lahaina, Hawaii.”