Rich McCartney Selected as Scout Executive of Northern Lights Council

Rich McCartney Selected as Scout Executive of Northern Lights Council

Please join us as we congratulate Rich McCartney, who will serve as Scout executive of the Northern Lights Council in Fargo, North Dakota, effective April 1, 2019.

Rich began his Scouting career as district executive at the Genesee Council in Batavia, New York. He moved on to become a senior district executive, district director, field director, and assistant director of field service with the Otetiana Council in Rochester, New York. He was promoted to director of support services of the Denver Area Council in Denver, Colorado, and was then selected as Scout executive of the Moraine Trails Council in Butler, Pennsylvania. In 2009, he became the Scout executive of the Greater Yosemite Council in Modesto, California, and in 2017 began his current position as area director for Area 6 of the Western Region.

Rich is an Eagle Scout who enjoys cooking, exercising, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and music.

Rich and his wife, Melinda, have 2 children, Raymond (22) and Ian (17).

In the comments below, please help us send Rich our well wishes as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Northern Lights Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.

Rochelle Randles

Rochelle Randles is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoys sharing incredible adventure stories within the Scouting community and beyond. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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Rich McCartney Selected as Scout Executive of Northern Lights Council
Rich McCartney Selected as Scout Executive of Northern Lights Council
Rich McCartney Selected as Scout Executive of Northern Lights Council
Rich McCartney Selected as Scout Executive of Northern Lights Council