Los Padres Council, BSA (LPC) is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Parker to its Executive Committee as our Pacific Coast District Chair. Tom has a deep commitment to the community and demonstrates that by being highly involved in various causes in the SB area. Tom is an Eagle Scout and wants to assure any youth can have the experiences he had as a young person in the BSA.
In a fifty-year career in the criminal justice profession, including thirty years in local and Federal law enforcement, Tom Parker spent twenty-four years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to his retirement in February, 1994, preceded by four years as a municipal police officer in California, and one year as a Park Ranger – Law Enforcement Specialist for the National Park Service in Yosemite National Park. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Police Administration from San Jose’ State University (1965) and a Master of Arts Degree – Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Public Safety Management and Education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, (1990).
Los Padres Council serves youth in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Our aim is to help chartered organizations effectively use the Scouting program and expand the use of the program to other community groups. Los Padres Council operates outdoor experiences through Camp Rancho Alegre in Santa Barbara county. Los Padres Council also delivers education to youth in Southern California through operation of The Outdoor School.