• Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America Appoints First Female Scout Executive CEO

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    May 31, 2024
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    For Immediate Release                                                  
    **Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America Appoints First Female Scout Executive CEO**

    **Camarillo, CA - May 30, 2024** - The Ventura County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting America is proud to announce the appointment of Andrea McClellan as the new Scout Executive/CEO, marking a historic milestone as the first female to hold this esteemed position in the council's 103-year history.
    Andrea brings over 20 years of dedicated experience in the scouting community, with a proven track record of leadership, innovation, and commitment to youth development. Her appointment is a significant step forward in the council’s mission to foster inclusivity and diversity within the organization.
    "We are thrilled and in full support of Andrea as our new Scout Executive/CEO," said Jeff Zook, President of the Ventura County Council. "Her exceptional background, visionary leadership, and deep passion for scouting make her the ideal person to lead us into a new era of growth and achievement."
    Throughout her career, Andrea has been a trailblazer, successfully leading various initiatives that have significantly enhanced scouting programs and increased community engagement. Her previous role as Assistant Scout Executive at Ventura County Council demonstrated her ability to manage large teams, develop strategic partnerships, and drive programmatic success.
    "I am honored to serve as the first female Scout Executive/CEO of the Ventura County Council," said Andrea McClellan. "Scouting has always been an ideal part of my life, and I am excited to collaborate with our dedicated volunteers and staff to continue providing exceptional experiences for our youth. Together, we will inspire the next generation of leaders and ensure that scouting remains a positive force in our community."
    Andrea’s appointment comes at a pivotal time as the Ventura County Council continues to expand its programs to serve a diverse and growing population. Under her leadership, the council aims to enhance its outreach efforts, strengthen its financial foundation, and introduce innovative programs that reflect the evolving needs of today's youth.
    The Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America serves over 3,000 youth and families across the region, providing programs that promote character development, citizenship, and personal fitness. The council's commitment to inclusivity and excellence in scouting is reflected in this groundbreaking appointment.

    Andrea McClellan
    Scout Executive/CEO
    For more information, please contact:
    Jeff Zook
    President, Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America
    Phone: (805) 482-8938
    Email: jeff@coastalarch.com
    **About Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America**
    The Ventura County Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides a comprehensive scouting program to thousands of young people across Ventura County. The council is dedicated to preparing youth for life through educational activities that emphasize leadership, community service, and outdoor adventure.

    Jeff Zook, President, Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America
    jeff@coastalarch.com , (805) 482-8938