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At its 2023 Annual Meeting, the Executive Board of the Palmetto Council, BSA, elected Wilkes Atkinson & Joyner, LLC, member Dan Atkinson as Council President. As Council President, Dan will serve as the Presiding Officer of the Council Executive Board, and he will serve as the primary volunteer with responsibility for administration of the Council’s Budget and Strategic Plan.
Dan has over two decades of experience in service of youth through Scouting, including service as Summer Camp Program Director, Summer Camp Director, Council Activities Chair, Council Camporee Chair, Unit Commissioner, Cub Scout Den Leader, Boy Scout Troop Committee Member, Daniel Morgan District Chair, and Council Attorney, prior to his election as Council President. He has served for the last six years as Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 22 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Spartanburg.
Founded in 1935, the Palmetto Council serves approximately 3300 youth members, ages 5 to 20, and approximately 1000 adult Scouters in Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties. Its current Vision Statement is: “The Palmetto Council will provide enduring resources for youth within our council to prepare them for life, guided by the Scout Oath and Law.” Every member promises to abide by the twelve points of the Scout law, which require all members to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Scouts BSA and affiliated programs, including Cub Scouting, Sea Scouting, STEM Scouting, Exploring and Venturing aim to develop the character, bodies, minds and careers of young people, teaching them to be physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. In February, the BSA, began celebration its 113th year of service to the United States and its communities, following the chartering of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.
Wilkes Atkinson & Joyner, LLC, proudly supports the Palmetto Council and is happy to continue its relationship with Scouting and its support for valuable members of the Spartanburg community.