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Scout Executive Announces District Executive Hirings

Scout Executive/CEO David Nolle is pleased to announce the hiring of District Executives Bret Alexander and Aaron Bushnell. Bret is serving the Boundary Waters District which includes all of the communities of northern St. Louis County. Aaron is serving the Northern Lakes District, which includes the counties of Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Beltrami, Itasca and portions of Aitkin, Cass, Hubbard and Clearwater.  Major cities are Bemidji, Baudette, International Falls, and Grand Rapids.

Having experienced Scouting as a youth, Bret achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1998 and went on to use the skills learned in Scouting in previous endeavors including 9 years of experience facilitating programs for youth and young adults.  He has worked as a wilderness field guide, adventure recreation programmer, and in wilderness therapy treatment settings as a direct care staff. 

Prior to joining the Scouting profession, Aaron worked in the insurance field for twelve years and served in the Army for eight years.  He completed his bachelors from the University of Arizona. Having experienced Scouting as a youth, Aaron achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  He has also been a Scoutmaster and worked on Boy Scout summer camp staff.

Coming into this position at an important time in the Scouting year, Aaron and Bret are helping to lead the charge for fall’s School Night to Join Scouting, themed “Rocket into Scouting” in every Elementary in the council on September 18th from 7pm-8pm, and the annual Boy Scout popcorn sale which provides 70% of its proceeds to support Scouting in the local community.

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