David Ross

Retired, Assistant Chief Scout Executive
Boy Scouts of America

David Ross became assistant Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America on August 15, 1999. As the assistant chief scout executive, David was responsible for the Program Group, Development Group, Strategic Initiatives Group, International Division, and Learning for Life.

David began his scouting career in 1967 as district executive in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1972, he was promoted to director of finance services, and in 1974 to director of field services, in the Fort Wayne council. In 1977, he was promoted to Scout executive in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1983, he was promoted to Scout executive in Binghamton, New York. He came to the National Council in 1987 as the director of Council Services Division. In January 1992, Mr. Ross became Scout Executive of the Heart of America Council in Kansas City.

Mr. Ross is an Eagle Scout and is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He is active in his church, having served on the administrative board, finance committee, growth committee, pastor/parish relationships committee, and board of trustees. He has been a member of the chamber of commerce; American Humanics, Inc. Board of Directors; Press Club; Crime Coalition Board; Ambassadors; Child Development Council; Business/Education Council; and Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.

David and his wife Jane (Fey) 67, have three grown daughters and reside in South Lake, Texas.