Please join us in congratulating Karen Meier, who will serve as Scout executive of the Pacific Harbors Council in Tacoma, Washington, effective July 16, 2020.
Karen began her Scouting career as a district executive at the Transatlantic Council in Mannheim, Germany. She moved on to become the senior district executive and later development director with the council in Livorno, Italy. In 2012, Karen was selected to serve as Scout executive of the Far East Council in Okinawa, Japan, and in 2016, moved on to serve as Scout executive of the Inland Northwest Council in Spokane, Washington.
Karen is a Vigil Honor member and Founder’s Award recipient of the Order of the Arrow, and has also received the Silver Beaver Award. Her hobbies include embracing the culture around her, volunteering with the local Rotary Club, and healthy living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Karen and her husband, John Paul, have two grown children and six grandchildren. Their son, John “J.R.”, is an Eagle Scout and Afghanistan Veteran, currently serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army. J.R. and his wife, Nicole, live with their four children in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Their daughter, Tara, is a Venturing Silver Award recipient who lives in the Northwest with her fiancé and two children.
Please help us send Karen our well wishes in the comments below as she joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Pacific Harbors Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.