Vince Cozzone, Transatlantic Council (TAC) Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer, announced that he will retire November 1 st , 2018. Based upon the time-tested BSA succession process, the Boy Scouts of America National Human Resources, Northeast Region, TAC Board of Directors and its Selection Committee will work together to insure a smooth transition of responsibilities to new TAC leadership.
Vince’s 40-year professional Scouting career began in Philadelphia, PA as an Associate District Executive. He moved to Germany in 1982 as a Senior District Executive for TAC. In 1992, he was assigned to Brussels, Belgium to support the volunteers of the Charlemagne District, and in 1994, he assumed responsibility for both the Charlemagne and Mayflower Districts. In 2005, he was appointed as the Assistant Scout Executive for TAC, responsible for Council operations. In 2007, he was promoted to his current role as TAC Scout Executive, overseeing the day-to- day operations of the Boy Scouts of America in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, serving 6,200 youth and 3,500 volunteers.
One of the key projects associated with his career is his bringing youth to the D-Day Landing Beaches. What started in 1994 with a camping weekend for 300 youth and leaders to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day has become the TAC Normandy Camporee, serving over 3,000 campers in 2017, and more than 35,000 participants since its inception. France’s President Hollande recognized TAC for its leadership of the Messengers of Peace campaign. The D-day Beaches were given UNESCO World Heritage Status. In 2015, Vince received the Legion of Honor, France’s highest order of merit.
On behalf of youth served, their families, Scouters and the TAC Board, we offer sincere thanks to Vince for 40 years of service to youth. Vince, while you will be missed, the legacy of your leadership will benefit the youth of TAC for years to come.
Mark O. Schissler, Chairman
Paul J. Ostling, President
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Transatlantic Council
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