University of Scouting


Saturday March 14, 2020

Carroll Community College

This year's University of Scouting's honored guest will be: 
 
 

Shane Calendine

 

On July 1, 2019, Shane became the Director of the Northeast Region for the Boy Scouts of America.  In this role, he works in partnership with the volunteer and staff leadership of the region, areas and councils to deliver quality Scouting programs and experiences to an increasing number of young people in our Northeast Region Councils.

Shane began his career in the Catalina Council, located in Tucson, Arizona, serving as District Executive, Senior District Director and Assistant Scout Executive.  He was then selected as Director of Field Service for the Denver Area Council.  From there, he was selected as Scout Executive of the Nevada Area Council in Reno, Nevada.  He served as Area Director in the Western Region before his promotion in 2010 to the Las Vegas Area Council where he has successfully served as the Scout Executive.  In April of 2016 he was promoted to the Director of the Western Region.  He is the first person to serve as Regional Director in two different Regions in our current four Region system.

Shane is a graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in business administration and youth agency administration.

He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.  He served in volunteer roles as Cubmaster and Advancement Chair for his two sons’ Pack and Troop, Troop and is now an Assistant Scoutmaster for his daughters Scouts BSA Troop where his wife is Scoutmaster.

Shane and his wife, Kendra, live in Argyle, Texas and have three children:  Eagle Scout, Quinn; Girl Scout/Scouts BSA member, Hayden; and Second Class Scout, Colt and two grandmas living with them, his mother and his wife’s mother.

 
 

Barry Williams

 

Barry F. Williams is the currently the Boy Scouts of America Northeast Area-6 President, and is a member the Board of Directors for  the Baltimore Area Council. He has also served as the Chairman of the Baltimore Area Council.  He recently retired as the Director of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. Previously he was the Director of the Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development. Mr. Williams also had a long tenure in the public school systems working in a variety of positions, including principal and Area Executive Officer.

Music has been a lifelong passion for Barry. He was a cantor for over 25 years and has sung in numerous groups including the former Baltimore Symphony Chorus and the Baltimore Masterworks Chorale. He sings with the CAB Symphonic Chorale. Early in his life he was a part of several dinner theater troupes.

Barry has been the Board Chairman of Concert Artists of Baltimore for the past seven years and serves on numerous Workforce and Economic Councils. He was President of the Workforce Investment Network (WIN); First Vice-President of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce; and served on the Community Health Trust and the Walter’s Art Museum Audience Participation Committee. Barry was also a guest columnist for the Catholic Review. As a youth, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was chief of the Order of the Arrow. In 2003, he received the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting. Mr. Williams completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Loyola College (now Loyola University Maryland) where he earned a Master of Education.

Barry is married and the proud father of two sons and grandfather of two, a boy and a girl.

 
 

Kendrick J.E. Miller 

 

Kenn is a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and an Eagle Scout. He has served as a professional for the Boy Scouts for more than 32 years. He began his career in the Northeast Illinois Council, headquartered in Highland Park, Ill, serving as a District Executive and then Field Director. Kenn was promoted to the position of Director of Field Service for the Lincoln Heritage Council in Louisville, Kentucky, and then was selected as Scout Executive for the Black Swamp Area Council headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. He went on to serve as the Scout Executive for the Greater Cleveland Council before joining the Central Region staff as Deputy Regional Director. Kenn was then selected to serve as the Scout Executive for the Heart of America Council in Kansas City, Missouri.   

 

Kenn has served as the Director of Programs & Operations at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia, since March 2018. He is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and served on staff for Wood Badge, National Camp School courses, and several National Jamborees. He also taught numerous courses at Philmont and the Boy Scout Center for Professional Development in Texas. Active in the community, Kenn has been a Rotary Club member for more than 20 years and an active member of his church. Kenn enjoys the outdoors, including playing golf and sporting clays.

Kenn and his wife Laura have been married for 33 years and have three grown children; two daughters and a son who is an Eagle Scout. Kenn and Laura are expecting their first grandchild in January.

 

 
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