Congrats to Charles Williams, III for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council
Honoree Category: Human & Community
Why Nominated: Chuck has been in Scouting for 54 years and currently serves Orange County Council as the Venturing District Chair. He is a member of the International Committee, and the World Jamboree Committee. Chuck is also a BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator. For the Western Region Area 4, Chuck serves as the Youth Development Chair and is the Venturing Advisor.
Over the years Chuck has served in various leadership roles: 2007 World Jamboree Unit Leader, 2005 EuroJam Contingent Leader, 2008 New Zealand – Fiji Islands Trek Leader, 2011 World Jamboree Staff, Powder Horn Staff and Course Director, Kodiak Course Director, Wood Badge Staff, District Committee, as well as Exploring Association Advisor and Venturing Crew Advisor, Lost Valley Staff, and Philmont Scout Ranch Staff. Sharing opportunities for International Scouting with Venturers has taken Chuck to England as the Venturing Unit Leader for the 2005 EuroJam event and the 2007 World Jamboree. Then in 2008 over Christmas he led 46 youth and adults to New Zealand and Fiji for the ultimate adventure trek which included black water rafting, zorbing, sweebing, Hobbittown, and sheep wrangling. He served on the International Service Team (Staff) for the 2011 World Jamboree in Sweden at the International Exhibit for Outdoor Ethics.
Next summer at the 23rd World Jamboree in Japan, Chuck will again be part of the International Outdoor Ethics Exhibit Program Staff.
Chuck says, “My role is to provide the resources for our Venturing Youth Leaders to exceed their expectations, and achieve their goals. And, of course, have some fun doing it.”
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