Pioneer District Contacts

Organization

 

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District Chairman -  Russ Garrett

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Services:
The District Chairman is the head volunteer leader of the District.  The District Chairman gives leadership to the district committee and is a voting member of the council executive board.  This position has responsibility to ensure units are supported through strong programs, membership, finance, and unit service.

The Pioneer District serves roughly 1800 families annually through an approximate 65 different units, which are chartered by 43 different community organizations.

Background: 

Russ has been an active community leader for years in many different roles. He has extensive Scouting and youth leadership background which include positions of:    Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venturing Crew Advisor, Philmont Advisor, Pioneer District Commissioner, Pioneer District Training Chair, and Pioneer District Vice-Chair of Program, where he either organized or assisted in organizing the Camporee for three years.  Today, Russ serves Pioneer District as its District Chairman, while at the same time serving Troop 127 as an Assistant Scoutmaster, and Crew 127 as its Crew Advisor.

Russ has also served the community through his involvement with youth ministries at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, as a former youth soccer and football coach, member of the Board of LO Youth Football, Board Member on the Friends of Timberline, legal counsel for the Lake Oswego Junior Chamber of Commerce, and has held numerous positions within the American Bar Association and the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations.  Professionally, Russ has been a lawyer since 1988.

The time that Russ has committed to the youth of this community demonstrates his commitment to developing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders.  Maybe the secret to Russ's success with youth is revealed in how THEY describe him; a "17 year old in an old guy's body."

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District Commissioner -  Jim Alberton

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Services:

The District Commissioner is responsible for providing unit service to all units of the District.  Unit Service provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for all unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.  This position gives leadership to the District Commissioner Staff and meets regularly with the Council Commissioner and other District Commissioners.  The District Commissioner also coordinates the re-charting process for the District and oversees Roundtable.
 

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District Executive -  David O'Connor

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Phone: 503.225.5745
                                                                                                                                                                           

Services:
The District Executive serves as a Project Manager for the Cascade Pacific Council, BSA, in support of the overall "Pioneer District." This position serves as the Executive Officer to volunteer leaders of the District Committee's function to support Programs, Customer/Unit Service (Commissioners), Membership, and Finance.  In addition, this full-time position serves the entire community in any designated role that the Scout Executive (CEO/Executive Director) of the Council deems necessary.  District Executives are a part of the paid staff of the Cascade Pacific Council, which report to the volunteer leaders of the Executive Board.

 

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Advancement Chair - Allan Campbell

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Phone: 503.819.9376

                                                                                                                                                                             

Services:
The District Advancement Chair serves the role to instill motivation and train unit leaders and unit committee members in the Advancement program.  This position also oversees all Eagle Board candidates and the project review process.  In addition, the Advancement Chair is responsible to maintain a current list of merit badge counselors and program for the District.  Lastly, this position provides resources and recognition for District Scouters.

 

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Eagle Project Chair - Gary Chambers

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Phone: 503.635.5456
                                                                                                                                                                           

Services:
Gary reviews and approves all leadership service projects for the rank of Eagle Scout. His goal is that all Scouts are held to the same standard and that the standard be kept high, creating projects in our District of which we all can be proud.

Please Note District Policy: Gary will speak with leaders about Eagle projects in only the most general terms and will not speak to parents of Scouts at all about their son's Eagle projects. To help Scouts be successful at the first meeting with Gary, please see the "Trail to Eagle" page (under Program>Advancement) on this website.