Bill Totten started his Scouting career as a Cub Scout in Pack 215, Plainfield, New Jersey. He bridged over to Troop 5, eventually becoming Quartermaster of his 175 member Troop.
At the request of his son, Frank, Bill joined Troop 763 as an Assistant Scoutmaster, becoming Scoutmaster of the Troop in 1999 and serving as Scoutmaster until this year. He brought his Troop to Camp Bowman at Goshen Scout Camp for 14 consecutive years. Along with two others, Bill was instrumental in reestablishing Venturing Crew 763 and Pack 763. He has been a Goshen Bear for 16 Workends. Starting with Crossroads District, he taught Boy Scout Leader Specific Training and Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills. Bill taught Boy Behavior at the NCAC University of Scouting for the past six years, and holds a PhD from the College of Boy Scouting Science.
Bill met his wife on the Y9 Metro Bus; they have been happily married for over 31 years. Their two sons, Frank and Alan, are both Eagle Scouts.
Bill was an usher at Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, MD for approximately 25 years, and has been a Sunday School Teacher at Saint Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church for the last five years.
A 1970 graduate of Plainfield High School, Bill received his BS in Conservation and Natural Resources from the University of Maryland in 1974, and his MBA from George Washington University in 1985. While at the University of Maryland Bill was an active member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.
A 36 year Federal government employee, Mr. Totten has been a Contracts Manager for almost his entire career while at the General Services Administration, Veterans Administration, Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security.
The Montgomery District, Boy Scouts of America, proudly presents the District Award of Merit to William Totten!