Government and Community Relations

Established in 2008 to represent of the Boy Scouts of America in working with federal, state-elected and appointed officials and the national community organizations with focus on youth advocacy to create an awareness and grow the Scouting organization.

Special Committee

Thomas R. Buffenbarger

International President
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
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Susan Au Allen

President and CEO
Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Philip M. Condit

Retired CEO
The Boeing Company

Mary Eisenhower

President and CEO
People to People International (PTPI)

Ralph B. Everett

President and CEO
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Ronald K. Migita

Chairman of the Board
Central Pacific Bank

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Former Lieutenant Governor of the State of Maryland
Rock Creek, Senior Adviser

Primary Activities

  • Serve as the liaison to the Chief Scout Executive in working with the President of the United States and cabinet members to assure Scouting has a seat at the table in youth advocacy and volunteer leadership arenas.
  • Work closely with Chief Scout Executive to assure major Scouting issues are being shared with key youth advocacy organizations.
  • Work in collaboration with Chief Scout Executive, Assistant Chief Scout Executives, and Group Directors in the coordination and implementation of the BSA National Strategic Plan.