We are pleased to announce the selection of Daniel A. Templar as Scout Executive of the Cradle of Liberty Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, effective May 16, 2015.
Dan began his Scouting career in 1996 as a District Executive at the Hiawatha Council in Syracuse, New York. He was promoted in 1999 to the position of Field Director at the Hiawatha Seaway Council following the merger of the Hiawatha and Seaway Valley Councils. In addition to managing the field service team, Dan served as the Assistant Reservation Director and then Reservation Director of the Siabattis Scout Reservation in Long Lake, New York
In 2002, Dan was promoted to serve as the Assistant Scout Executive for the Pioneer Valley Council in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Among Dan’s achievements for the Pioneer Valley Council were three consecutive years of membership growth, an increase in the net return of Council special events by 12%, an increase in Friends of Scouting revenue of 17%, and an increase in net camping revenue of 44%.
In 2005, Dan was selected to serve as the Scout Executive for the Burlington County Council in Rancocas, New Jersey. During his tenure, the council experienced nearly annual growth in membership and was a regular Quality Council and Journey to Excellence Gold achiever with increased scores each year.
Dan currently serves as Scout Executive of the Garden State Council in Westampton, New Jersey, which is a result of the 2013 merger of Burlington County Council and Southern New Jersey Council. This new council is continuously recognized by the National organization as a leader in innovation and program delivery. The council has created annual operating fund surpluses in excess of 6% of expenses in each year, resulting in the council’s ability to repay all loans that were inherited through the merger, increase its total net assets by more than 13%, and also begin making many much-needed capital improvements at Roosevelt Scout Reservation. Along with strong financial controls, Dan has successfully implemented a 100% direct contact leader training requirement, and has seen summer camp attendance rise nearly 30%. Dan also spearheaded the efforts to bring Scouting programs into the city of Camden, New Jersey, including partnerships with community and political leaders, a new unit initiative and the recovery of lost funding sources.
Dan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bradley University located in Peoria, Illinois. He and his wife, Andria have two children. Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing and camping.
Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Cradle of Liberty Council as our new Scout executive!