Tuesday, 4 December 2012

South Texas Council Mourns Loss of Council Scout Executive (CSE)

It is with sadness that the South Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America reports that Executive Director John Beauregard was involved in a fatal automobile collision while driving home from a Scouting event at Camp Huisache near Laredo, TX on Saturday, December 1.

Beauregard, 48, is survived by his wife, Christie, and two children, John-Michael and Matthew. He accepted the position of executive director in 2008, but was involved in Scouting all of his life. He leaves behind a great legacy of service and sacrifice that has impacted tens of thousands of youth and families. His contributions include improving membership retention and growth rates, creating more financial stability in council operating budgets, and most notably establishing a 2.4 million dollar capital improvement campaign at Camp Karankawa.

Martin Sepulveda, assistant Scout executive, will manage council operations until the council's board of directors and Boy Scouts of America officials determine Beauregard's successor.

“The South Texas Council is deeply saddened by the tragic death of John Beauregard. Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family during this difficult time. The entire Scouting community mourns with them today,” Sepulveda said.

Beauregard’s family plans to hold funeral services for him on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Pius X Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. The church is located at 5620 Gollihar Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412.

Visitation and Rosary will be Wednesday evening, December 5, 2012. Please refer to the funeral home’s website for the location and time. The Guardian Funeral Home, 5922 Crosstown Expressway (between Holly & Saratoga) Corpus Christi, Texas 78417, is handling funeral arrangements. The funeral home’s phone number is (361) 853-0155. Their web address can be found here. Interment will be in Lubbock.

When available, John’s obituary will also be posted on the website.

The Beauregard family would like to encourage attendees to wear their  "Class A" uniforms.

The South Texas Council, headquartered in Corpus Christi, is the local organization of the Boy Scouts of America. The council serves more than 5,500 youth in 17 counties between Laredo, TX and Ganado, TX.

Yours in Scouting
Mark West
Eagle Scout;
Unit Commissioner/ASM
Council Training Committee
Council Camping Committee
NSJ2005 Youth; NSJ2010 Staff; NSJ2013 Staff;
WSJ2007 Youth; WSJ2011 IST; 2010 NYLT Staff;

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter.

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