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Assistant Chief Scout Executive – Development

FarmerBrad Farmer’s Scouting career began in 1981 as District Executive in Wood River, Illinois. In 1984, he was promoted to District Executive in Springfield, Illinois, and in 1987 to Senior District Executive in the same council. In 1987, Brad became Field Director in Springfield, Illinois. In 1990, he was promoted to Director of Field Service in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1994, Brad was promoted to Scout executive, Binghamton, New York and in 1999, Brad joined the National Council as Division Director, Cub Scout Division. Brad served as Scout Executive in Seattle, Washington from 2002 to 2006 and Regional Director for the Central Region from August 2006 to October 2009. On

October 15, 2009, Brad Farmer assumed his new position as Assistant Chief Scout Executive Development at the National Office in Irving, Texas. He gives leadership to the Office of Development, comprised of the BSA Foundation, the Business Development Office, the Office of Philanthropy, the Fund Development Department and the funding of the Bechtel Family Summit in West Virginia. These departments are responsible for raising funds to perpetuate Scouting, being a donor concierge and ethical stewardship. Brad also gives leadership to the Government & Community Affairs Group and directs our BSA lobbyist’s in Washington, D.C.

Brad holds three Wood Badge beads, is a vigil honor member in the Order of the Arrow and is a Baden-Powel fellow of the World Scout Foundation. Outside the Boy Scouts of America, Brad Farmer sits on the board of director’s for America’s Charities, achieved Who’s Who in 2005 and was United Way Agencies President from 1995 to 1999. Brad is married to Diane and they have two adult daughters, Laura and Sarah.