Ray is an Eagle Scout from Erie, PA. After graduating from Edinboro University in 1991, he started his scouting career with the French Creek Council as a District Executive. After six years of success, he was asked to be a part of a BSA pilot program in which he oversaw a class 800 council in Plattsburgh, NY as a Sr. District Executive, reporting to an Area Director. During his time in Plattsburgh, he balanced the budget and led the nation in membership growth for three consecutive years while also achieving Quality Council annually. He was then promoted to Field Director of the Westmoreland-Fayette Council and led the field staff to membership growth and four consecutive Quality Council recognitions. Before his current role as Scout Executive, Ray served with distinction as the Director of Finance for the Daniel Webster Council which covers the entire state of New Hampshire. In his six years as Scout Executive of the Moraine Trails Council, Ray has worked with his board and volunteers to get the Council out of more than $257,000 in negative net assets and debt to more than $283,000 in positive net assets and no debt, which has led to more than $250,000 in camp improvements and implementation of new Council programs such as the Technology Merit Badge Academy and Cub Scout STEM Academy.
> “I look forward to working with the staff and volunteers of the Chief Cornplanter Council and hope that this pilot program can become a long-term working model for many Council’s across the country. My son is a Life Scout working on his Eagle rank. I have been his Den Leader, Cubmaster, and currently Committee Chairman of our Troop in West Sunbury. Although many rural youth already get an outdoor experience, I have seen first-hand as a volunteer how scouting can mold them into values based leaders, and expose them to life-changing experiences,” said Tennent. He added, “The Moraine Trails Council Executive Board voted unanimously to work with Chief Cornplanter volunteers because they care about youth everywhere. This does not have to be a long-term arrangement, nor does it have to be short term either. It just needs to last as long as both parties desire it.” Ray and his wife Kelly have been married 26 years and have three daughters and a son. Ray is no stranger to the Warren County area as his grandparents lived in Lottsville until they passed. He enjoys hiking the North Country Trail, backpacking Minister Creek, hunting, and fishing.
Ernest "Ernie" M. Crawford III is the District Executive of Chief Cornplanter Council. Ernie, his wife, Barbara reside in the Russell area. Their son Trevor, is presently serving in the U. S. Air Force.
Ernie holds an Associates Degree in Mechanical Technology and an Associates Degree in Math and Science. His prior work experience includes working as a store manager, an engineer, and a funeral director.
Ernie has been involved with Scouting for many years. He has held the title of Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, District Committee Member, Cub Scout Training Member, Merit Badge Counselor, Popcorn Kernel, Boy Scout Camp Program Director and Camp Director, and has served as Chairman for many of our district events, most notably the Chairman of the Cub Scout Overnighter, where he makes sure that all of the Scouts and Scouters have a great experience. He is a recipient of the District Award of Merit.
Ernie will be preparing our district for the fall roundup. As we prepare for another great Scouting year, his experience continues to help provide a positive influence within our units. If you need to contact him, just give him a call at the Betts Scout Service Center, 723-6700, or better yet, stop in. The door is always open!
Joan is our Office Manager, whose responsibilities include registering all new boys and new units, processing charters, Trading Post Clerk, advancement report filing, Eagle paperwork and processing, assisting with issues of the Pathfinder. She keeps track of all fundraising, paying the bills in a timely fashion, all bookkeeping and financial record keeping and many other duties. Joan reports that she intends to have updates of unit accounts in the hands of unit leaders every month.
It's with great enthusiasm and high hopes that we welcome Mike Crone back to the staff of the Chief Cornplanter Council.Mike was the Ranger many years ago and has stayed active at camp since. Mike brings a wealth of experience along with him and we hope for a long, successful relationship with him as our Ranger.
Mike is a Vigil member in Gyantwachia Lodge #255, Order of the Arrow.
Mike Crone, Camp Ranger
Camp Olmsted, B.S.A.
3123 Roper Hollow Rd
Russell, PA 16345
Camp Phone # 757-8021