Buffalo Trail Council Selects New Leader 12/13/12
Boy Scouts of America
Buffalo Trail Council
December 13, 2012
Midland, Texas – December 13, 2012 – The Buffalo Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America has selected a new Scout executive, David Chapman, Williamsburg, Va., has accepted the position as the 13th Scout executive to lead the Buffalo Trail Council. Chapman is currently the assistant Scout executive with the Colonial Virginia Council in Newport News, Va. Prior to his position at the Colonial Virginia Council, Chapman served in Ft. Worth, San Angelo, TX., Tulsa, OK., Dallas and Sherman, TX.
“David’s expertise in multiple facets of the Scouting program is going to be paramount in the growth of the Scouting movement in West Texas,” said Council President Deana Savage. “We are thrilled tohave him on board.”
Chapman brings with him a broad range of experience in council operations, program development, fundraising and staff development. He has also served as camp director in five different councils were he has served, which blends well with the Buffalo Trail Council operations.
The council is home of the Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, a Scout summer camp destination in the Davis Mountains that serves roughly 3500 campers each year. Chapman’s past experience with running summer camps will help bring a fresh perspective and ideas on ways to utilize the camp property.
Chapman is married with two grown sons. He and his wife are planning to move to West Texas before January 15, 2013.
The council’s previous Scout executive, Lyman Gifford, assumed a new position with a council in Alaska earlier this fall.