Michael Surbaugh

Michael Surbaugh is the Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the organization's "Key 3" providing leadership and vision to the Scouting movement all across the United States. Find weekly posts at the Chief's Corner on Scoutingwire.org

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The advantage of kindness and character

May 20, 2019 9:51 pm Published by

Congratulations to all the Scouts, Venturers and Explorers graduating this month! If you’re headed off to college, getting vocational training or launching into the workforce, I know what you’ve learned through Scouting and all of our BSA programs

All Members of the Scouting Family Must Be Advocates for Prevention of Child Abuse and Support for Victims

April 24, 2019 4:35 pm Published by

Fellow Scouters,  The tragedy of child abuse, be it physical, sexual, or emotional is one that is truly heartbreaking.  Painfully, there have been incidents of abuse that occurred in our program, and we sincerely apologize that some despicable

Off to the Races

March 6, 2019 11:52 pm Published by

We’re wrapping up of one of the most fun seasons in the Scouting calendar – Pinewood Derby season! For those who came up through Cub Scouts or who are involved in our program today, you know the excitement

Welcome to Scouts BSA

January 30, 2019 9:18 pm Published by

Scouting family, we are once again at a historic milestone as we answer the call we heard from so many of you: to make our iconic programs available to boys and girls. Since we first announced this intention,

Update from the Chief Scout Executive – Addressing Speculation

December 12, 2018 8:58 pm Published by

I am writing to you today in anticipation of news reports that will speculate about the BSA’s financial position. We have an important duty, and an incredible opportunity, to focus as an organization on keeping children safe, supported

Thankful for Momentum in Scouting

November 21, 2018 3:49 pm Published by

This is the time of year when millions of Americans gather and prepare feasts to express gratitude and celebrate the realization that we have a lot to be thankful for. For me, that usually inspires me to think

There’s No Confusion: Our Goal is to Serve All Youth

November 9, 2018 11:27 pm Published by

 As you may have heard, the Girl Scouts of the USA have filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America. The suit is over the BSA’s use of the terms “Scouts” and “Scouting” when referring to girls

A Foundation for a Lifetime

November 6, 2018 4:45 pm Published by

There is a small window to make a meaningful impact on children and shape who they may become as adults. Part of making that impact is providing young people with a range of experiences so that they know

Finance Impact e-Letter: June 15 Issue Highlights New Annual Giving Level

June 19, 2014 7:36 pm Published by

The June 15 edition of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This edition highlights the new annual giving level, Sustaining Members. This new level recognizes donors who make a five-year commitment