Scout Executive

Jeffrie A. Herrmann – Scout Executive

Scout Executive

Jeff Herrmann was named the President & Scout Executive of the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America on July 1, 2010. He is an Eagle Scout (1973), Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow (1975) and recipient of the Order of the Arrow National Distinguished Service Award (1981).

As President & Scout Executive, his priorities for the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America are: expanding and improving the quality of program delivery throughout the council; increasing the diversity of the council’s membership and leadership; making full use of the council’s camping property assets; and developing a sustainable funding plan for Scouting in the council.

Prior to his selection as President & Scout Executive, Herrmann worked briefly for the National Council of the BSA as a Regional Director and on the development of $300 million The Summit Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve, which is the permanent home to the National Jamboree and new National High Adventure Base in W.V.

Herrmann comes to Orange County with more than 30 years of implementing and completing successful fundraising efforts, improving the quality of unit program delivery, enhancing public relations and marketing for Scouting, maximizing growth in both youth and adult memberships and directing the development of staff.

Prior to his work at the National Council, Herrmann served as Scout Executive for the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (2004-2009). In Denver, under his leadership the council increased annual operating revenue by over 28% and had more than 10,000 volunteer leaders and served more than 60,000 children annually. In addition, Herrmann gave leadership to the completion of an $18.5 million capital campaign, the construction of a new council service center, as well the design of a $100 million endowment campaign.

Herrmann also served as Scout Executive for the South Florida Council in Miami Lakes, FL (1997-2004) and Scout Executive of the Quapaw Area Council in Little Rock, AK (1992-1997). He began his career with the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, TX, in 1981 serving there for 11 years.

  • 2000 Recipient of La Flor de Lis Cubana presented by the Cuban Exile Community for distinguished service to youth.
  • Board of Directors and President: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Miami Chapter 1997-2004, Arkansas Chapter 1992-1997.
  • Co-Chairman of Common Ground (Miami-Dade County think tank to promote community understanding and children’s issues) 2000-2002.
  • State Commission Member, Arkansas Department of Volunteerism 1995-1997.
  • Selected by Arkansas Business Journal as a finalist for “Non-Profit Executive of the Year 1996”
  • Chairman, United Way Agency Directors Forum (Little Rock, Arkansas) 1994-1995.
  • Herrmann served as National Chief of the Order of the Arrow (1979-1980) and is a recipient of the B.S.A. Young American Award (1981).

Herrmann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Humanics from Salem College in Salem, WV. He and his wife, Gail, have four children.