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Date(s) - 03/06/2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Viscount Suite Hotel


For all of us born and raised in the 20th century, here’s a question we never ever considered asking: Is the Boy Scouts of America safe, viable and relevant today? But in this century, it bears asking – and answering.

Jeff Hotchkiss has been the Scout Executive/CEO of the Boy Scouts of America Catalina Council in Tucson since May 1, 2019. Jeff began his Scouting career in 1984 as a district executive at the Orange County Council in Santa Ana, California. After several assignments there, he moved on to become a field director with the Western Los Angeles County Council in Van Nuys, and was later promoted to director of finance and administration of the San Gabriel Valley Council in Pasadena. He left the profession in 1996 after being called to serve as the Director of Administration and Finance with Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. He rejoined the Scouting profession in Indianapolis with the Crossroads of America Council in 1999 to help with a capital campaign, and later served as sales manager and field director. He was promoted in 2012 to Scout Executive of the Mohegan Council in Worcester, Massachusetts and concluded his tenure there in 2018 with the successful merger of a neighboring council to form the new Heart of New England Council. Jeff is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He is also Wood Badge trained and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. He has served his church as both an Elder and a Deacon. He’s also been active as a leader in Kiwanis and Toastmaster groups and is currently a Rotarian. Jeff is a 1980 graduate of Claremont McKenna College in California. Jeff enjoys the outdoors, good movies and like everyone else in the family he always enjoys a good book. Jeff and his wife Melody have two grown children. Their eldest, Kim, and her Eagle Scout husband, Trygve, live in Minneapolis, as does their younger daughter Becca.