Robert M. Gates, a Distinguished Eagle Scout and our nation’s 22nd secretary of defense, has been elected to the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America. Gates will serve as a member of the executive committee and as the national president-elect.
This move means that upon approval of voting members of the National
Council, Gates would begin a two-year term as the BSA national president
in May 2014. The national president works alongside Chief Scout
Executive Wayne Brock and National Commissioner Tico Perez to form the
National Key 3 that guides the organization.