Tennessee native David Williams is the new Scout executive for the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
“I couldn’t be more excited, or feel more challenged,” said Williams. “I was raised in Memphis, met my wife there and we have always wanted to come home to Tennessee.”
David began his Scouting career as a district executive at the Middle Tennessee Council in Nashville, TN. He became the senior district executive, field director, finance director and director of field service at the Middle Tennessee Council. He later became the deputy Scout executive of Circle Ten Council in Dallas, TX.
“We had an impressive group of applicants, but David was a unanimous choice,” said Council President and Selection Committee Chair Wes Stowers. “His lifelong commitment to the Scouts and to the values we represent was simply outstanding.”
Husband and father of two, Williams is an Eagle Scout and credits the program with helping shape him. “Scouting taught me skills and gave me self-confidence and focus in a way that has helped me my entire life: as a student, serving in the Armed Forces, as a professional and perhaps most importantly, as a father. I want to help instill those values in others.”
Join us in congratulating David Williams as he embarks on this exciting new role with BSA!