We are pleased to announce Pat Noack as the new Chair for the National Outdoor Programs and Properties Committee. Beginning June 1, this subcommittee will become part of the National Program Committee. The National Program Committee oversees the Outdoor Programs and Properties Committee, as well as our national Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting, STEM Scouts, Awards and Recognition and Scouting with Special Needs subcommittees. As a part of this restructure, the former Outdoor Programs Subcommittee will be renamed the National Outdoor Programs and Properties Committee.
Pat has served as our National Aquatics Subcommittee Chair the past 16 years, leading numerous aquatics based BSA initiatives. These include individual aquatic awards, updated safety materials, aquatics-based training and led the National Aquatics Workshop every 2 years. In addition, Pat has served as an Executive Board member of the Central and Southern Regions and Southern Region Area 4 President. Pat’s lifelong involvement has been youth focused as a contributor to the Scouts BSA handbook, BSA Lifeguard Instructor Manual, numerous Jamboree staff experiences and other roles throughout the Scouting Movement. He is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Wood Badge trained and has received the Silver Beaver and the Silver Antelope Awards.
Professionally, Pat was associated with KPMG LLP for 37 years, one of the “big four” international accounting and advisory firms. He retired as a partner in 2015 and is currently president of Noack Advisory LLC.
As National Outdoor Programs and Properties Chair, Pat will give support and leadership to the following subcommittees: NCAP, Fishing, Shooting Sports, Aquatics, Conservation, COPE/Climbing, Camping, Properties Strategic Analysis, Outdoor Ethics, National Camping Schools and BSA Family Adventure Camp. Pat’s extensive background in life and Scouting, especially outdoor programs, have poised him to lead these key functions of the Scouting program and enable them to better serve America’s youth.
A great deal of thanks and gratitude goes out to the outgoing chair, Mark Rose. Mark has served as National Outdoor Programs Subcommittee chair for the past three years, helping the BSA navigate multiple transitions including the impact of Covid-19 on our outdoor programs. We sincerely thank Mark for his leadership as chair and look forward to his continued engagement within our national organization. Thank you Mark and good luck to Pat!