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Ted Karns, Rainbow Council Scout Executive

Congrats to Mr. Karns!  New Scout Executive!

From BSA Today January  8, 2015

I am pleased to announce the selection of Ted Karns as Scout Executive of the Rainbow Council. He will be starting his new position February 1, 2015.

Ted is no stranger to our Council. He began his Scouting Career as a District Executive in the Rainbow Council in 1988. We have worked together at Jamborees and other events. Ted lives in New Lenox and has been active in Troop 44 where his son earned his Eagle Scout award.

He was promoted to the Calumet Council in Munster, Indiana in 1991.

While in Calumet Council, he served multiple positions including: SDE, District Director, Finance Director, Director of Field Service and most recently Ted served as Acting Scout Executive for the last two years. Ted was also involved in the consolidation team for "Pathways to Adventure Council".

Ted is an Eagle Scout, Wood Badge Trained, Vigil honor member in the Order of the Arrow, where he was awarded The Founder's Award. He enjoys old cars, music camping and sports.

Ted and his wife, Julie have two children- Andrew and Emily.

Please join me in congratulating Ted as he positions the Rainbow Council to be the leading youth serving agency in its territory.


Rob Richardson
Rainbow Council President

Multi-Eagle Court of Honor

Thanks to everyone that came out to a special Eagle Court of Honor during our Monday night troop meeting on December 22nd.  During this ceremony, the Troop recognized eight distinguished young gentlemen who had earned Eagle within the last year or two.

It’s been great seeing these guys take time from their busy schedules (work & school) and dropping in to the past couple of Troop meetings.

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