Chief Scout Executive
Robert “Bob” Mazzuca serves as the Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Irving, Texas. A native of San Juan Bautista, Calif., and a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Mazzuca is a longtime supporter of the Scouting movement and has served the BSA as a professional for nearly 40 years. He assumed his current position in September 2007.
As a youth, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest in Scouting. For Mazzuca, this was not only a youth achievement, but also a valuable lesson in service, leadership, citizenship, and character development he has used throughout his years in higher education, business, and community service.
He began his Scouting career in Modesto, Calif., as a district executive and an Exploring executive. He became the Exploring director in Sacramento in 1975 and eventually served as a field director and director of field service. In 1983, Mazzuca became Scout executive in Stockton, Calif. In 1987, he advanced to become an area director in the Western Region. He was promoted to Scout executive of the Golden Empire Council in Sacramento in 1988. In 1992, he was named assistant region director for the Southern Region, and in 1995, Scout executive in Pittsburgh. In 2005, he was appointed national director, Development Group, Office of the Assistant Chief Scout Executive, and in 2006 he became assistant Chief Scout Executive. Mazzuca has received the Catholic Church’s St. George Award and has been recognized multiple times for his service to the BSA, including being named a James E. West Fellow, Heritage Society member, and Baden-Powell Fellow.
Today, he leads the BSA as it builds the character and integrity of America’s youth. He believes the most powerful way to lead one of the nation’s largest youth-service organizations is to apply the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The Scout Oath teaches a dedication to duty, God, country, others, and self. The Scout Law describes how to live a life of honor by being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
As Chief Scout Executive, Mazzuca directs the administration of the organization, which includes approximately 1,100 National Council employees; 5,800 local council employees; and more than 1.2 million adult volunteers who serve more than 4.1 million youth across the nation.
Bob and his wife, Nanette, have two children, Vince and Joey.