Please join us in congratulating Owen McCulloch, who will serve as Scout executive of the Yocona Area Council in Tupelo, Mississippi, effective October 1, 2020.
Owen began his Scouting career in 1993 as an exploring executive at the Cascade Pacific Council in Portland, Oregon. He was later promoted to senior exploring executive and then senior district executive at the council before moving on to serve as district director at the Longs Peak Council in Greeley, Colorado. In 2002, he was promoted to director of program at the Florida Sea Base, and then in 2006, to director of field service at the North Florida Council in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2009, he became the associate director of program for base camp operations and seasonal personnel at Philmont Scout Ranch. In 2014, he moved to the National Service Center to serve as the corporate partnerships manager before being promoted to national director of Venturing and Sea Scouts.
Owen is an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow. He received the National Venturing Leadership Award and is a graduate of Wood Badge and Sea badge. He enjoys hiking and camping, motorcycle touring, sailing and scuba diving, and is a competitive bagpipe player.
Owen and his wife, Julia, have three children who are all active in Scouting: Maggie (21) is a senior at the University of North Texas and has worked at Philmont, Florida Sea Base, and the Summit; Colleen (18) is a freshman at the Colorado School of Mines and is a Life Scout (with her Eagle project completed!) and active in NYLT and NAYLE staff leadership; and Declan (14) is a high school freshman and Star Scout working towards Life rank.
Please help us send Owen our well wishes in the comments below as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Yocona Area Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve in northern Mississippi.