2015 Palmetto Council
Annual Gratitude Report


448 projects totaling 32,815 hours of service

INCREASED IMPACT

Membership by program area

Revenue

Expenses

In 2015, 109 young men earned Scouting's rank, Eagle Scout.  Their project combined for over 14,000 service hours.  The projects ranged from fish habitats, prayer gardens, firefighter memorials, school upgrades and much more! 

PALMETTO COUNCIL OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Boyce Lawton, III
VP ADMINISTRATION / GOVERNANCE

Vernon Prosser
VP MEMBERSHIP

Tommy Young
VP FINANCE

Scott Hubbard
VP DISTRICT OPERATIONS

Keith Smith
VP FACILITIES

Greg Leitch
SCOUT EXECUTIVE / CEO

Gary Williams
PRESIDENT

Darwin Simpson
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Robert White
COMMISSIONER

Chris Connelly
COUNCIL TREASURER

Neal Barber
VP PROGRAM

Britt Helms
VP MARKETING

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

Neal Barber
Wendy Bartee
Wayne Bouldin
Wes Climer
Dan I. Cockerill
Bruce Collins
Chris M. Connelly
Arthur L. Gaston, Esquire
Mike Goodner
Senator Wes Hayes
Britt Helms
Robert L. Holmes
Scott Hubbard
Robert E. Justice
Keith A. Keller
Mike Kohler
Joseph Kovas (youth member) 
Michael LaCount
Boyce M. Lawton, III, PhD
Steven Long (youth member)

Dr. Doug Marion
Dr. Jennifer Parker
Ray W. Peterson
Dr. Vernon Prosser
Hulic Ratterree
Ken A. Reiter
Chris Ruh
David Simmons
Darwin H. Simpson
C. Keith Smith
Glenn C. Stoner
Robert Stoner
Richard Strasburger
Jimmy Summers
Chuck W. Swoope
Robert White
Gary Williams
Tommy Young

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For the first time, the Palmetto Council has achieved Journey to Excellence (JTE) Gold since the inception of the JTE program in 2010.  Achieving the Gold Level of JTE puts the Palmetto Council as one of the top 20% of councils across the nation.  Over the past two years we have increased our score from 975 to 1,900.  In addition to the Council placing high, all four of our districts placed with York and Daniel Morgan District achieving Gold.   

  • 10% increase in youth retention in our programs
  • 100% of our Cubs Scouts went camping.  
  • Journey to Excellence GOLD ranking
  •  4 new Scouting programs were formed through the Multi-Cultural Markets Initiative, bringing over 100 previously unreached youth into Scouting
  • The 2015 Scouting for Food campaign collected a 45,000 pounds of food to feed those in need in our communities

  • Major capital improvements to Camp Bob Hardin, including a new shower house
  • Increased focus on Multi-Cultural Markets as well as school to work Exploring programs
  • Addition of a new Venturing High Adventure week at Camp Bob Hardin
  • Improved Unit and Scout funding opportunities
  • New Camp Bob Hardin staff training to improve program delivery