Palmetto Council names Greg Leitch new Scout Executive

Greg Leitch

Greg Leitch

On Friday September 6, 2013 the Palmetto Council, Boy Scouts of America Scout Executive selection committee named Greg Leitch as their new Scout Executive / CEO. Mr. Leitch will begin his duties at the Palmetto Council on October 7, 2013. He has successfully completed an assignment as the Assistant Scout Executive / Chief Operating Officer of the East Texas Area Council in Tyler, Texas. His duties included the leadership of all Scouting operations within a 17 county region. He directed a professional staff of 10 who supported over 3,000 volunteer leaders in the delivery of quality Scouting program experiences for children ages 6-21. His role was to ensure that all members of the Scouting program have safe camping facilities, superior training support, renewable financial resources, and ample opportunities for advancement. He was also responsible for the management of a $2.1 million operating budget. Some of Leitch’s accomplishments include receiving the Journey to Excellence Gold Status each year as COO, achieving the highest School Night for Scouting results in council history, and serving as an interim Scout Executive.

Mr. Leitch is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, and a recipient of the Profession Circle Award. Mr. Leitch is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of Tennessee. Greg and his wife are involved in the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Sierra Club, United Way, and the National Eagle Scout Association.

The Palmetto Council is excited to welcome Greg and his family to the Upstate area. He is married to Valerie Leitch, and the couple have two children.

Please join the Palmetto Council in welcoming Mr. Greg Leitch as our Scout Executive / CEO.

The Palmetto Council is chartered by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to provide support to local Scouting programs in 6 counties in South Carolina. The counties we serve are Spartanburg, Chester, Cherokee, Lancaster, Union and York. We provide support for over 200 Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Exploring, and Learning for Life programs at local community organizations throughout all 6 counties. More than 5,500 youth are members of these programs.