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Jon C. Yates, Boy Scouts of America

  • September 12, 2018
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705


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The Future of Boy Scouts in Central Texas

Were you a scout? How did it prepare you for today? And how do you feel about the recent changes in the Boy Scouts of America to include girls? Join us to hear Jon C. Yates, Scout Executive of the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. His presentation will address Scouting’s mission in Central Texas and the organization's plans to grow and continue the mission. He will also talk about recent changes to expand our programs to the full family and new programs such as STEM Scouts.

About our speaker

Since taking this position on February 1, 2012, Jon C. Yates has focused on serving the more than 7,000 volunteers, donors, businesses and community partners who make the Scouting program happen each day.

Under Jon’s leadership, Scouting in Central Texas has incorporated STEM exploration into traditional outdoor programs, including a focus on "hands-on" educational experiences that excite and encourage young people to learn and discover. This includes the creation and implementation of a market-leading STEM day camp in partnership with the Austin Independent School District and Girl Scouts of Central

Texas, as well as a successful launch of the Boy Scouts of America’s national pilot program, STEM Scouts. Jon has also overseen an increase in the retention of traditional Scouting membership, the creation of the successful “Tom Wooten Society” annual fundraising campaign, and capital improvements at multiple council-owned camping properties including its flagship, Lost Pines Scout Reservation.

Jon holds a Forestry degree from Texas A&M University and has more than 20 years of professional Scouting and management experience.

He is an Eagle Scout, is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and has completed Wood Badge Training. Jon and his wife, Shelly, have two children: Amanda, 16 and Justin, 14.


6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

7:50am - Speaker Introduction

8:20am - Q&A

8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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