New scout executive
The Pee Dee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has announced that Michael Hesbach will be the new scout executive of the Pee Dee Area Council, effective March 1.
The first Eagle Scout of Troop 800 in Midlothian, VA, Michael attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA earning a bachelor’s of science in administration of justice and a minor in American government. While at college, Michael entered the hospitality industry, quickly progressing to various management positions in three hotels in the Washington, DC and Baltimore area.
Michael began his scouting career as district executive at the Heart of Virginia Council in Richmond, VA. He moved on to become the district director with the East Carolina Council, Kinston, NC. He was promoted to the field director and later assistant scout executive with the Stonewall Jackson Area Council, Waynesboro, VA.
Michael enjoys geocaching, hunting and spending time with his family. He is an active Rotarian holding multiple club officer positions and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is an NRA Certified Instructor in home firearm safety, rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines and an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. In March he will attend an NRA training counselor workshop to become certified to train new NRA instructors.
He and his wife, Amanda, have a daughter, Allison.