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Lloyd Roitstein Head Shot in FDL

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Scout Executive Retires After 40 Years

Posted on 12 May 2011 by Press Release

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.”

Lloyd Roitstein Head Shot in FDLRoitstein 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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New Scout Executive of Northeast Iowa Council

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Northeast Iowa Council Announces Scott Seibert to be Next Scout Executive

Posted on 17 January 2011 by Dan

Paul Lewis, President of Northeast Iowa Council, has announced that Scott Seibert (@scott_w_seibert) has been hired to replace Dustin Farris as Scout Executive of the Northeast Iowa Council.

New Scout Executive of Northeast Iowa CouncilMr. Seibert joined Scouting professionally in May of 2002 as a District Executive for a rural, 4-county district in the Mid America Council. He has earned several promotions in this council, including Senior District Executive, District Director, Support Service Director, and most recently as Director of Support Service.

Mr. Seibert was the staff advisor for his council’s 100th Anniversary Jubilee. The event attracted over 7,000 participants.

He also was responsible for the development and implementation of a camp development plan following the tornado that killed several Scouts at the Little Sioux Scout camp. Mr. Seibert was among the group of Scouts and Scouters who were invited to meet with President George Bush following this nationally-publicized tragedy and subsequent camp reconstruction efforts.

Mr. Seibert is a University of Northern Iowa graduate. His wife Nellica is a second grade teacher and will be looking for a teaching position in Dubuque. They have two children, ages 5 and 3. Scott’s family will join him in Dubuque upon the completion of the school year.

Please Mr. Lewis in welcoming Scott Seibert to the Northeast Iowa Council Scouting family when arrives on March 1.

Source: Northeast Iowa Council Website

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Little Sioux Scout Ranch Chapel Design

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FDNY To Say “Thank You” By Rebuilding Scout Camp

Posted on 27 May 2009 by admin

On June 11, 2008 an F3 tornado tore through the Little Sioux Scout Camp northeast of Omaha killing four young boys participating in an Eagle Scout leadership training weekend and injuring dozens. In the devastating aftermath, stories of incredible heroism arose from the destruction as children rescued children, pulling one another from the rubble while performing life-saving first aid.

Little Sioux Scout Ranch Chapel DesignOn the 9/11 Anniversary 2009, FDNY firefighters including survivors of the World Trade Center attacks, will raise the spirits of the survivors of the Little Sioux tornado as they work shoulder-to-shoulder with the young Scouts and their families to help rebuild the camp and erect a Chapel on the foundation of the structure where the four boys were lost. This very special Chapel will be built with timbers salvaged from the tornado, literally transforming the devastation into something full of Hope.

The 9/11 Anniversary rebuilding project is being sponsored by The New York Says Thank You Foundation whose mission is to help rebuild communities affected by disaster as a way of saying “Thank You” for all the love and support Americans from across the country extended to New Yorkers in the days, weeks, and months
following September 11.

To support this “Pay It Forward” effort to help rebuild the Little Sioux Scout Camp on the 9/11 Anniversary 2009, please visit www.NewYorkSaysThankYou.org and click on the DONATE NOW button. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and any amount you contribute is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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