For the past 6.5 years, I have had the pleasure of working as a professional Scouter in the Old North State Council. In that time, I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of building a STEM program that has been an example for the rest of the BSA. I have worked with some amazing volunteers and staff and could not have been as successful without their energy and enthusiasm.
Beginning on October 1, I will be taking a new position as the Director of Exploring for the Western Region of the BSA. In this role, I will get to guide and support councils throughout the Western Region as they build and grow their Exploring programs. I will also have oversight of all STEM-related Exploring career fields in the BSA. This is an exciting opportunity for us but my family and I will be sad to leave the Piedmont Triad and the Old North State Council.
Below are some words directly from Ed Martin, the Scout executive of the Old North State Council. Thank you all for the support you have given to STEM over the years and I know you will support the program as it continues to grow in the Old North State Council!
It is with mixed emotions that I announce Colin Lemon, Old North State Council Director of Camping and STEM, will be departing our office in late September to serve as the Director of Exploring for the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America. This position will be based out of the BSA’s national office in Irving, Texas. In this new role, Colin will be responsible for the training, support, and growth of Exploring from Colorado to California including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as the Far East Council in East Asia. He will also oversee all STEM Exploring for the BSA nationwide.
Colin has been a dedicated and valued staff member of the Old North State Council for more than 6.5 years. An Eagle Scout, Colin’s passion for Scouting and his unique skill set have been evident in his many Council assignments. During his time at the Old North State Council, Colin has served as Uwharrie District Executive; District Director of Guilford District; Director of Camping, Exploring/STEM; and in a multitude of camp leadership and staff advisor roles including Cherokee Scout Reservation summer camp director, day camp advisor, high-adventure trek advisor, and Scouting for Food advisor.
In recognition of Colin’s service to the Scouts, Scouters, and families of the Triad, we will be hosting a reception in his honor on Friday, September 22 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The reception will take place in the lobby of the Old North State Council office located at 1405 Westover Terrace in Greensboro. We invite you to attend and share with Colin your personal messages of gratitude and congratulations.
Please RSVP your attendance to the Friday, September 22 reception honoring Colin Lemon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Scouting,
Ed Martin | Scout Executive/CEO