Dear Commissioner leadership team: it is with great pleasure that we can announce that Jon Yates was selected as Scout Executive for Capital Area Council in Austin Texas this afternoon. Jon was selected over four other candidates and we are absolutely thrilled for Jon & Shelly and their family. As each of us recognize, few Scouters in our careers have made a greater impact on our program than Jon. His passion for success and impacting the future of Scouting has been a major factor in our success and while we will miss him greatly, we know that Capital Area Council will flourish under his leadership. Jon will be leaving us and reporting to Austin on February 1, 2012. The search is now in place to select a new DFS for SHAC.
Capital Area Council announced a few weeks ago that Steve Allen, Former District Commissioner in the old Mustang District has accepted the role of Council Commissioner for Capital Area Council. I spoke with Steve this afternoon and he was elated that Jon was selected to work with him to help lead Scouting in the Capital Area. That Council will certainly have a Sam Houston Area flavor and each of you have played an important part in our success and the story that has made SHAC so successful!
We’ll have a chance to offer our best wishes to Jon in a couple of weeks, but felt that each of you, as leaders on the Council Commissioner team should be aware of this great news!
Blessings to each of you