Orange Frontier District Executive

Jorge Ruiz de Somocurcio

James Styczynski

Dinh Thai

The "Professional" - The only paid person in the District - 1/3 of the District Key Three.

The other 2/3 of the Key Three are the District Committee Chair and the District Commissioner.

Each District within the Orange County Council is assigned a DE from the Council staff. the DE works out of the Council Service Center and supports Scouting units that make up his or her district.

The Scouting Career

The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds desirable qualities of Character, trains in responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Scouting serves more than three million young men and women in every part of the country through some three hundred forty local council service centers. Professional Executives have the responsibility for working with volunteer committees and community leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.


The District Executive is an entry-level position that has responsibilities that are broad and varied. Duties include promoting supervising, and working through adult volunteers including parents and community leaders. Different aspects of the position include:

- Sales. The executive is responsible through volunteers for extending District's career education program to schools, religious, civic, fraternal, educational, or other community based organizations.

- Service. The professional staff provides quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.

- Fund,raising. Working with volunteers, professionals recruit leadership for the Friends of Scouting and fund raising campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the council.

- Administration. The District Executive administers the Scouting Program in the assigned District service area.

- Public Relations. The District Executives must be a good role model and must recognize the importance of good working relationships with other professionals and with volunteers. Scouting depends on community support and acceptance. Professional leaders must have good communication skills and be able to tell Scouting's story to the public.


* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required for the District Executive position.
* United States citizen or declared intention to become a citizen and eligible to be employed in the United States.
* Must enjoy working with people from all levels of society ranging from CEO's to parents of youth members.
* Must be a self starter with a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task.
* Dedication - interested in devoting oneself to others and belief in the Scout Oath and Law.
* Adherence to BSA Membership standards.
* Must have reliable personal transportation.
* Must be able to lift 20 lbs unassisted from the floor to car trunk.
* Must be able to work 50 - 55 hours per week, and some weekends. Typical day could be from 9am - 6pm, with some nights also required to meet with volunteers.


The starting salary is comparable to area educators.
Full benefits to be defined during initial screening interview.

Orange Frontier District is comprised of Scout units who enjoy hiking, cycling, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, skiing/snowboarding, horseback riding, and water sports of all kinds - including a Venture surfing program and Sea Scout ship. Scouts learn through fun, interactive activities that emphasize camaraderie, teamwork, and leadership skills. All levels of Scouting, beginning at age 6, are age based and grade related.

Orange Frontier volunteers avidly support and staff council events such as University of Scouting, Cub Day Camp, Cub and Scout Resident Camp, National Youth Leader Training (formally Junior Leader Training ), and special projects.

Additionally, Orange Frontier District earnestly supports the Scouting For Food and BSA National Popcorn Sales programs. We traditionally run 2 Camp-O-Rees a year and 2 WEBELOS-Rees. Our District Training team offers a full spectrum of training classes and offers to bring the training to the units.

Take a look at our District Committee page and contact Orange Frontier District Committee Chair, if you are interested in joining the Orange Frontier District staff.

This all equates to a quality program for the youth, with trained adult leadership, which is supported by an incredible professional volunteer staff. If you would like more information on the Orange Frontier District, e-mail the webmaster

Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council
Orange Frontier District
Senior District Executive
1211 East Dyer Road Santa Ana, CA 92275
Tel: 714-546-4990 X-108 FAX: 714-546-0415