The head of the local Boy Scouts has been selected to lead the national organization’s largest event—the National Scout Jamboree, which attracts more than 300,000 visitors and 47,000 Scouts.
Larry Pritchard, Scout Executive and CEO of the Seneca Waterways Council, will take over the position of department manager beginning Jan. 25. His first duty will be the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree taking place this summer.
Pritchard has led the Seneca Waterways Council, formed last year from a merger of the Otetiana Council and Finger Lakes Council, since 2000. For the jamboree he will work with the international division director to ensure successful Boy Scouts of America participation in other jamborees held at various locations around the globe.
“It has been a real honor to serve as the scout executive here,” Pritchard said. “All young people can benefit from the character development programs of scouting, and the community has always supported all that we do. The new Seneca Waterways Council will, I know, continue the great traditions of service that is expected from Scouts in Rochester and the Finger Lakes.”
As part of local 100th anniversary activities, the Seneca Waterways Council is organizing a public event on the eve of the final arena show at the National Scout Jamboree on July 31. The event will be broadcast on a large screen at an outdoor location in the city of Rochester.
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