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GSC Scout Executive Dan Templar named new Scout Executive for Cradle of Liberty Council

GSC Scout Executive Dan Templar named new Scout Executive for Cradle of Liberty Council

Congratulations to Garden State Council Scout Executive Daniel A. Templar who has been selected to serve as the new Scout Executive for Cradle of Liberty Council in Philadelphia, effective May 16, 2015.

Dan has served as Scout Executive for the Garden State Council since 2013.  He helped oversee the successful merger of the Burlington County Council and the Southern New Jersey Council to become GSC. Prior to the merger he served as Scout Executive for the Burlington County Council since 2006.

“Dan has been an outstanding Scout Executive and a fixture in the Scouting community in South Jersey for nearly a decade,” said Garden State Council President Timothy J. Bell.  “We are very pleased for Dan, this is a major step forward in his Scouting career.  We are grateful for the time and talents he shared with our council, and we will miss his tremendous enthusiasm and passion for moving the Scouting program forward. ”

Garden State Council Scout Executive Daniel A. Templar said he has mixed emotions about leaving the council. “I am thrilled and excited from a professional and personal perspective, but I will very much miss working with the GSC volunteers.” He added, “When my family and I first moved to South Jersey more than nine years ago, the Scouting community welcomed us with open arms.  That is still true today, and we couldn’t be more grateful or appreciative.”

Templar noted, “The last nine years have brought a lot of change for the betterment of the quality of the Scouting programs in South Jersey, and many great things are yet to come.  I know that Garden State Council is in the good hands of our more than 7,000 dedicated, passionate adult volunteers.  I also know that the Garden State Scouting family will welcome and embrace the next Scout Executive in the same warm way you have embraced my entire family.  Thank you all for all that you have done and will continue to do for the youth of South Jersey.”

The search process for a new Scout Executive will soon be underway, led by the Garden State Council Executive Board.