Boy Scouts of America / Circle 10 Council
Mar 24, 2021 11:45 AM
Sam Thompson
Boy Scouts of America / Circle 10 Council

Samuel “Sam” Thompson is the Scout Executive/CEO of the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas. With a passion for what Scouting provides the youth of America, Sam is committed to growing the number of Scouts within the 24-county council territory. In fact, his goal is to increase the membership to over 114,000 youth members by the year 2027 (doubling the number of Scouts from when he took the reins). 

Sam grew up in Reno, Nevada. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1979 in Troop 152. Sam graduated from University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management.

Sam’s scouting career began in 1990 when he served as District Executive in the Reno, Nevada council. Sam also held the positions of Senior District Executive, and Director of Field Service. He became the Assistant Scout Executive, in Sacramento, California, in 1999. In January of 2002 Sam moved into the position of Scout Executive for the Ore-Ida Council in Boise, Idaho. In 2006, he was promoted to the Cub Scout Division Director at the National Council. Sam became the Membership Impact Department Manager in 2008. In 2010, Sam took leadership of the Regional Support Department and in April 2014, he became department manager of the Strategic Performance Office. In 2015 he took the helm of the Information Technology Group, responsible for transforming BSA systems into a user-friendly experience that addresses the needs of the membership, making extensive progress in Online Registration, Scoutbook, Blackbaud CRM, My.Scouting tools.

Sam is married to Debi and they have a son, Nicolas. Sam’s hobbies are: parenting, golfing, hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening.