Steve Daniel To Retire September 30
Steve Daniel, Development Director for the Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America, will retire after nearly 31 years of service to youth and families as a commissioned professional in the BSA.
After a tour of duty with the United States Air Force, and college at the University of South Carolina, Steve started his career in Scouting in 1983 as a District Executive with the Indian Waters Council, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. His left this position after two years for work in the insurance industry, but after a couple years returned to Scouting in Columbia as a Senior District Executive.
In 1992, the South Carolina bank where Steve’s wife, Kathy, worked was acquired by Wachovia Bank, and she was offered a position in Winston-Salem. Fortunately, a position was available in the Old Hickory Council and Steve became the District Executive serving Hanging Rock Alleghany Districts. After two successful years, Steve was promoted to Senior District Executive in the Piedmont District, where he served until being promoted to Finance Director. Steve has continued to serve in this role, with a change to his current title of Development Director.
Steve Daniel has been instrumental in the Old Hickory Council’s financial stability over the past 20 years or so. He has been largely responsible for the success of the council ‘s annual Scout Popcorn Sale. While he has served as staff adviser for this major fundraising program - which benefits local units as well as the council’s operations – the council has been recognized for many years as having the highest per Scout average among all BSA Southern Region Scout councils. Steve has also overseen the growth and success of the annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner, a major funding source for Scouting and an event that brings together and recognizes key leaders in our area’s business community.
In addition to working with the Scout Popcorn Sale and Distinguished Citizen Dinner, Steve has had responsibility for a number of other key activities, including: funding applications and relationships with the United Way of Forsyth County; marketing and communications though the council website and The Raven Newsletter; and organizing and managing the annual Friends of Scouting campaign.
The youth and families involved in Scouting in central South Carolina and those in northwest North Carolina have benefitted greatly from the work of Steve Daniel over the last 31 years. On behalf of these and the many volunteers and staff members he has worked with, “Thank You Steve!” and best wishes for a long, happy, and fulfilling retirement!