June 25, 2020, by Victor Rivera
Scout Executive John Coyle Announces Retirement
June 25, 2020
After more than 40 years as a professional Scouter, I have decided the time has come for me to retire. While I will miss you, my wife, Kathleen, and I are looking forward to moving onto the next stage of our lives. We plan to make Florida our retirement home.
I have really enjoyed the last nine years of my career working with you as your Scout Executive. Working with you, we have made a significant, positive difference in the lives of thousands of youth in our community. Our work together will have a long-lasting impact on the communities that we serve.
And thanks to you, we have made many improvements to our summer camps, such as the new archery range at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, the showers at all our camps, and the brand-new archery and shooting ranges at Camp Tahuaya, which just opened last week.
Scouting in the Longhorn Council has a bright future. As I told the Executive Board earlier this week, our volunteers have a great passion, and we are very blessed that you are willing to share your time and talents. I am confident the Council will continue with great success.
It has been my privilege and honor to get to know and work with so many wonderful volunteer and professional Scouters here in the Longhorn Council. While I will miss you and though my passion for Scouting continues to burn brightly, Kathleen and I look forward to the next adventure of our lives.
I have set my retirement date as July 31st. Because of the PTO I have built up, my last day in the office will be Tuesday, June 30th . I wish I could have given you more notice, but the Council Executive Board meeting was just this week, and I’m sure you understand I needed to present my plans to them first. I am sad the pandemic will prevent me from getting to spend more time visiting with you as I depart, but I know you are in good hands.
Adiós amigos. I wish you all the best.
Council Scout Executive