Boy Scouts Tuscarora Council Selects New CEO

Stuart Goins

The Tuscarora Council has announced the selection of Stuart Goins as their new Scout Executive and CEO. Stuart was selected after an extensive, nationwide search, completed by a selection committee of the Tuscarora Council Board.

Stuart will start on June 16th. He will replace Jason Smith, who moved on to become the CEO of the Boy Scouts in Charleston, SC.

Officials described Stuart as a warm, committed scouter with a proven track record of success. He will be an excellent leader for our council as we navigate the future of scouting. Stuart currently serves as the COO for the Boy Scouts of America in Wichita, KS, where he oversees the Scouting Operations for 30 counties.

Stuart began his scouting career as a District Executive in Lafayette, LA in 2007. After a successful three years, he moved to Houston, TX to serve as Senior District Executive and District Director from 2010-2015. Stuart was promoted to COO in the Norwela Council, headquartered in Shreveport, LA, in 2016, and through the next three years, under his leadership, they would increase youth participation, donor relationships, and financial support.

From left to right: Bill Bryan, Jeremiah Daniels – Chairman of the Board, Susan Lewis, Chris Coates, Drew Covert and John Bell. Seated: Stuart Goins.

In January 2019, Stuart was selected to be the COO for the Quivira Council, headquartered in Wichita, KS, where he currently provides leadership to the over 9,000 scouting families, with the partnership of a great team and scouting volunteers.

Stuart has a proven track record of engaging people from a wide range of demographics and highly diverse communities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.

Stuart is a member of the Order of the Arrow, Wood badge (Beaver Patrol). He enjoys fishing, reading, and traveling.

The Tuscarora Council, Boy Scouts of America serves Johnston, Wayne, Duplin, and Sampson counties.