The Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council Board of Trustees re-elected John A. Ikard, President of FirstBank, to serve as Chairman of the Board and Douglas L. Jones, President of The Jones Realty Group, as Council President during their 2014 Annual Business Meeting on February 25, 2014.
Ikard’s and Jones’ appointment was made upon the recommendation of local volunteer and professional leaders. Upon approval of voting members of the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council, Ikard and Jones began a second-year term as the Chairman of the Board and Council President in leading the Denver Area Council Trustees and Executive Board, which serves 55,242 youth members.
“There is no finer program for preparing American boys for citizenship and leadership than the Boy Scouts of America. I know how impactful this program can be and I believe its mission is more important today than ever before,” said Jones. “I am honored to continue in this role and look forward to working on behalf of the 55,242 youth and 9,805 adult members who make Scouting what it is today in Denver—an organization providing life-changing opportunities to today’s youth.”
“Our country and its young people need Scouting, and Boy Scouts of America is honored to have John A. Ikard and Douglas L. Jones serve on our Board of Trustees and Executive Board as Chairman and Council President,” said John Cabeza, Chief Scout Executive/CEO. “I believe Ikard and Jones’ vision and passion for Scouting will continue to allow the Denver Area Council to focus on delivering the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training to the young people of Denver.”