About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
The Longhorn Council of the BSA serves youth in Bell, Bosque, Cooke, Coryell, Denton, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Palo Pinto, Parker, Robertson, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise and Young counties, working with hundreds of volunteers to provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities specifically to the youth in our neighborhoods.
Meet the Longhorn Leadership
Council President (Volunteer)
The Longhorn Council President, Jim Hamilton, is the chairman of the volunteer board of directors and provides leadership and direction to the council’s staff and volunteers.Contact the Council President
The Longhorn Council Commissioner, Joe Burnett, is a volunteer who oversees and leads all of the individual scout units in our area. He makes sure that those who work with our youth are qualified, safe, and serve in the best interest of our community at heart.Contact the Council Commissioner
Scout Executive (Full-time)
The Longhorn Council Scout Executive, John Coyle, is a full-time employee of the Boy Scouts of America. Although ultimate authority of the Boy Scouts of America is vested in volunteer leaders, a vital part of the movement is lodged in a comparatively small but well-trained group of professional Scouters. The Scout executive, as the chief executive officer of the council, is the principal adviser as well as the director of the professional and office staff members.Contact the Scout Executive