Welcome our new Program and Camp Director

The Mount Baker Council is pleased to announce our new Program and Camp Director.

Rich Szymanski will return to his home council as our Program and Camp Director, starting January 1st.  Rich graduated from Cascade High School in Everett, earning his Eagle here and serving on the Fire Mountain staff.  Rich then graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and started his Scouting career with the Cascade Pacific Council headquartered in Portland.  From there he came back to this council and served as Puget Sound District Executive and Fire Mountain Camp Director.  Rich later worked in the Far East Council, serving American dependents in Okinawa and the Philippines.  His next assignments saw him back in Mount Baker Council, again, then Cascade Pacific Council, again, and most recently with the Blue Mountain Council, headquartered in Kennewick. 

As Program and Camp Director, Rich will be the staff advisor to the council’s committees for camping, advancement, training, and events and activities.  He will serve as the camp director for Fire Mountain this summer.