Bill started his journey in scouting in 1972 as a Cub Scout with Pack 162 in Albany, New York. As a Cub, he was the pack champion in the pinewood derby. Bill earned his Arrow of Light, then bridged to Troop 162, becoming an Eagle Scout at age 13, and continued on to earn 3 Eagle Scout palms.
Bill’s adult life as a scouter began 7 years ago when he became a Tiger Den leader when his son joined Pack 1094 in Darnestown, MD. Since then, he has held virtually every position in the pack from Popcorn Kernel to Cubmaster
When his son Zachary bridged to Troop 489 in Germantown, MD., Bill signed up as an Asst. Scoutmaster. He is also the Troop’s first year Scout advancement coordinator and teaches many merit badge classes.
Bill became part of district Scouting 5 years ago and currently is the District Pinewood Derby Chairman. Each year he organizes 6 pinewood derbies throughout the district and enthusiastically runs 3 of them. Over 350 scouts attend these races each year and Bill really enjoys seeing the excitement of the scouts at the races.
Bill is also involved in Girl Scouts with his daughter Adele. He helps her with Girl Scout cookie sales - they delivery of over 300 boxes this year. His favorite Girl Scout activity is attending the annual father daughter Snowflake Ball.
Most recently, Bill has taken his scouting activity to the next level and joined the council professional staff as their new Director of Corporate and Community Relations. His full time job is to manage all aspects of the council popcorn fundraising program year round.
When Bill is not selling popcorn or running a pinewood derby, he enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid collector of Lionel trains.
The Montgomery District, Boy Scouts of America, proudly presents the District Award of Merit to Bill Williams!