Leslie Thibodeaux has been selected as the General Manager of the Northern Tier High Adventure Base, effective Sept 24, 2022. After many years serving on summer camp staff, Leslie began her Professional Scouting career in 2001 as a District Executive in the Longs Peak Council in Greeley, CO. She served as District Executive in two rural districts in Wyoming as well as the director of the Council’s Cub Scout resident camp. In 2003, she was promoted to Camping Director, where she managed the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, eventually becoming the Director of Camps and Operations for the council. In that role, Leslie had responsibility for five camp properties and four council offices.
Thibodeaux’s experience in managing staff and facilities in multiple jurisdictions, as well as her fundraising skills, positioned her for the role of Director of Programs at the Northern Tier High Adventure Base. Leslie has been at Northern Tier since 2012, and during her tenure, the base has seen record attendance and the establishment of dynamic new programs.
Leslie serves on the executive board for Ely Community Resources, Inc, and is actively involved in many other community organizations.
Leslie and her husband Cade have been leaders in the local Cub Scout Pack and recently organized a Scouts BSA troop where their daughter Tracy is a Star Scout. As a family, they enjoy paddling, hiking and hunting. Leslie and her family are excited to evolve their roles in the Ely community and take on this new adventure with Northern Tier.