Scout district executive named
Bill Anderson has assumed the duties as district executive for the Roughrider District of the Boy Scouts of America as of Aug. 15. "I am responsible for supporting the units and leaders within our district. We have training for them and help orga...
Bill Anderson has assumed the duties as district executive for the Roughrider District of the Boy Scouts of America as of Aug. 15.
"I am responsible for supporting the units and leaders within our district. We have training for them and help organize new units, recruit new kids and assist with programs," he said.
The most recent activity was the Roughrider Roundup held Thursday evening at the home of Dr. Lee and Deanna Vickers, Dickinson.
The barbecue and social was an opportunity to raise funds for scouting programs in the district, including the Heart Butte Scout Camp.
Anderson is currently involved in the School Nights for Scouting. The Dickinson public elementary schools are holding the night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.
"The unit leaders are there to answer questions. The primary reason is to introduce kids into scouting," he said.
School Night for Scouting coincides with the beginning of the scouting calendar.
"All the units in Dickinson are pretty stable with good leadership. We're always looking for new leaders, but overall, the units in town are in very good shape," he said.
Anderson continues to introduce scouting to schools throughout the region. He expects to finish by Sept. 22. To learn of a specific School Night for Scouting event, families may contact their school or call Anderson at 483-2488.
Anderson graduated from Stanley High School and the University of North Dakota. He served as scouting district executive of the Great Plains District-Williston prior to arriving in Dickinson.
He is married to Tammy Anderson, a registered nurse. They have three children, Jacob, Zachary and Justine, who attend Dickinson Jefferson Elementary School.
"My wife and I are both excited to be a part of the community. It's a strong district. The community is very supportive of scouting. Our goal is to provide a scouting opportunity for every youth in the community," he said.