Congratulations to Mark Francis, who will serve as Scout executive of the Far East Council in Okinawa, Japan, effective April 1, 2020.
Mark began his Scouting career as a district executive at the Utah National Parks Council in Orem, Utah. He moved on to become a senior district executive, Scoutreach director, and later field director at the Las Vegas Area Council in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2008, he was selected to serve as Scout executive of the Greater Wyoming Council in Casper, Wyoming. In 2012, he was promoted to director of the LDS-BSA Relationships Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, and in 2018, he took on the additional role of membership growth coach in the Western Region.
Mark is an Eagle Scout, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout, and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He enjoys running, gardening, model trains, Japanese origami, and spending time with his family.
Mark and his wife, Nettie, have ten children. All of their children are involved in Scouting, and their two oldest sons are Eagle Scouts.
Please help us congratulate Mark in the comments below as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Far East Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.