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10.11.18 – Aaron Gach
October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Aaron joined the Boy Scouts of America’s professional staff in 2005 in the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He served as a District, then Senior District Executive before becoming Program Director, Field Director, then Assistant Scout Executive/COO. Aaron moved to the newly forming Pathway to Adventure Council in Chicago, IL in 2015 as its Director of Outdoor Adventure and Program Impact, later serving as its Director of Support Services and Chief Financial Officer.
In 2018 Aaron re-joined the Michigan Crossroads Councils’ President Ford Field Service Council as its Scout Executive and CEO. The President Ford Field Service Council serves over 10,000 Scouts in the 30 western and northern counties of Michigan’s’ lower peninsula.
As an Eagle Scout, Venturing Silver Award recipient, and Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor member, Aaron knows first hand the value of the Scouting program, and its implications over a lifetime for its members. He has been recognized by Scouting with numerous service, leadership, and training awards, including the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s St. George Award. He has instructed at numerous Scouting conferences and trainings, and is a past camp staff member and camp director.
Aaron earned a Masters in Business Administration, Cum Laude, from Grand Valley State University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Western Michigan University. Aaron has served on numerous community volunteer committees, but most important to him are his involvement with veteran support initiatives, mentoring young people in business, and service in his church.
Aaron enjoys numerous outdoor pursuits and travel, but his biggest recreational passions are boating, hunting, climbing and mountaineering. Aaron resides in Rockford, MI with his wife Therese, and their two children, Aiden and Mila.