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Ethan Draddy

Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

United States

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Under the guidance of Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer Ethan Draddy, the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has begun to offer a wide array of new programs in support of its traditional ideals. In August of 2010, through the Baltimore Area Council’s involvement in Baltimore Navy Week 2010, the United States Navy’s USNS Comfort welcomed more than 500 Boy Scouts and parents on board to tour its hospital facilities. The event was designed to encourage the organizations' shared ideals of leadership, ability, and strong personal character, while also familiarizing the Boy Scouts with daily life in the Navy. Toward the end of the program, Ethan Draddy addressed the Boy Scouts and the crew of the USNS Comfort. “I can not think of a finer group of men and women to be with,” he said, remarking that the members of the US Navy and Marine Corps serve as role models for the young scouts. Since taking office in February of 2008, Ethan Draddy has also arranged for the Baltimore Area Council’s involvement in Adventure Base 100, the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary Traveling Program. The event featured a variety of exciting opportunities, including a sailing outing, a museum, and an adventure ropes course, all designed to encourage Boy Scouts to live a life of integrity. At the event, Ethan Draddy observed that parents want their children to join the Boy Scouts because scouting encourages children to be trustworthy, loyal, and helpful. He also acknowledged that children should get involved with scouting simply because it is fun. Today, the Boy Scouts of America remains poised to have as important an effect on American culture as ever before. The Baltimore Area Council stands ready to do its part. Ethan Draddy has supported it and another nearby council by creating 11 new Boy Scout day camps. These new offerings fulfill a growing demand for camp: summer camp attendance in Ethan Draddy’s council is up by 100 percent. Other events help draw new participants, and a recent weekend with the Maryland State Police drew well over 10,000 children and adults.



Ethan Draddy - Professional Experience:     Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Scout Executive & CEO
Non Profit
Baltimore, MD US
02/1/2008 — 99/99/9999
Scout Executive and CEO, year round staff of 70 and 65 board members working thru 15,000 volunteers serving almost 36,000 youth in central Maryland
Far Exceeds performance in all local Council line and support positions Summary: every year. Achieved consistent, steady membership growth and financial objectives in every career position. A Consensus Builder. Excellent skills in volunteer recruitment and relationships at all levels of Council operation and in the community. Staff Growth. Strong staff leadership and staff development strengths as demonstrated by staff performance of Council objectives every year. Aggressive Fundraiser. A proven success record in all areas of finance and fiscal management. Tenured. Well-rounded career with extensive and successful experience in urban, suburban, inner city, military and rural communities. Recent Volunteer Involvement: Developed outstanding, diverse and active Executive Accomplishments Board with 70 members many of who are C.E.O.’s, partners, owners, or (2002-Present) key executives. One third are new to Scouting leadership since 2002. Staff Leadership: Staff annually achieve: Quality District Award, Winners’ Circle recognition, FOS Achievement recognition. Quality Council eight years in a row. Staff regularly achieves promotions in leadership and Scout Executive positions locally and nationally. Finance: Self Support income has increased 57% with an 81% increase in Friends of Scouting. Balanced budget every year with a total six-year budget growth from $1.4M to $6.4M in two Councils. Eliminated Accumulated Operating Deficit and improved cash flow. In 2006, new endowment/operating event grossed $711,000 with 14 new 1910 Society Members. Capital: New capital projects in camp and service centers. New Atlantic Service Center in 2005 provides valuable service to highly diverse population. New Administration Welcome Center at camp in 2009. 100% funded. Quality Program: Summer Camp Attendance up 100%. New Webelos Adventure Summer Camp. 11 New Day Camps in two councils. Organized weekend event with State Police 10,000+ participants successfully bringing new resources and partnerships to seven Scout Councils. Membership Growth: Growth of 31% in membership and 12% in units since 2002. 74.8% retention and 51% direct service volunteer training record. Successfully implemented coordinated School Night Campaign evidenced by hundreds of volunteers involvement. Recent Scoutreach: Tremendous relationships with Schools, Unions, & Accomplishments Service Clubs significantly increasing youth membership/retention. (2002-Present) Implemented traditional district operations. New NAACP First Class Camp. Currently partnering with a wide spectrum of stakeholders to open new 16,000 sq. ft. Atlantic City Scoutreach Program Center.
Scout Executive History Baltimore Maryland 2008 - present Scout Executive Toms River (Atlantic City) NJ 2002 – 2008 Scout Executive Moosic (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) PA 1998 – 2002 Finance: Increased Friends of Scouting 200% evidenced by new Mayors Breakfasts. Balanced budget every year with four year growth of 52%. Eliminated $425,000 capital debt. Membership: Growth of 9% in membership in highly declining youth market since 1998. Implemented coordinated School Night Campaign evidenced by 100% school access. Governor Tom Ridge served as School Night Chair. Director of Field Service Indianapolis, IN 1995 – 1998 Membership: 20.7% growth to 30,482 youth. With Jim Davis and Paws Inc., created/implemented Garfield School Night for Scouting adopted by National. Volunteer Involvement: Built and nurtured volunteer relations resulting in 94% Quality District attainment over three years culminating in Philmont Leadership Conference experience for 175 local Scouters. Finance: Income increased 30% to $1,120,433. Helped lead new $300,000 Governors’ Luncheon FOS Campaign kickoff. Staff Leadership: Developed winning team of 22 Professionals all receiving successful evaluations. 12 Promotions during tenure. Exploring Field Director Indianapolis, IN 1992 – 1995 Program Director Indianapolis, IN 1991 – 1992 District Executive Toms River, NJ 1988 – 1991



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