We are pleased to announce the selection of Michael Kaufman as Scout Executive of the Cradle of Liberty Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, effective September 1, 2013.
Mike began his career in 1988 as a District Executive for the Middle Tennessee Council, Nashville, Tennessee, where he successfully served as District Executive, District
Director, and Field Director. He was promoted in 1996 to serve the Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving as the Director of Support Services, having the responsibility for leading the Finance and Support Service departments. Among Mike’s achievements for the Dan Beard Council were the successful $14.5 million capital campaign, and the design/build component for the development of a long term Boy Scout resident camp.
In 2000, Mike was promoted to serve as the Director of Field Service for the Atlanta Area Council in Atlanta, Georgia, responsible for leading a robust and diverse staff charged with delivering Scouting’s programs to one of the nation’s largest Boy Scout councils.
In 2005, Mike was selected to serve as the Scout Executive for the Daniel Webster Council, which serves 99% of the state of New Hampshire. Since Mike’s arrival in New Hampshire, the Daniel Webster Council has consistently achieved Quality Council and Journey to Excellence (Gold) status. Along with successful traditional fund raising, Mike has found many unique and innovative ways to fund Scouting through special events such as the New Hampshire Moose Parade, Over the Edge rappelling, and the Boston-Portsmith Air Show, which in three years grossed over $6.5 million and entertained 190,000 patrons.
Mike, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 1998, is a 1985 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he majored in Sociology and Political Science. He and his wife, Deb, have two children: Cameron, an Airman First Class for the U.S. Air Force stationed in Osan, Korea, and Raegan, a sophomore at Coastal Carolina University.
Please join me in welcoming Mike Kaufman to the Cradle of Liberty Council as our new Scout Executive.