The W. D. Boyce Council is happy to announce our Ingersoll Scout Reservation Summer Camp Director for 2017; Dave Hoffman. Dave comes to us with a wealth of business and scouting experience, including many significant leadership positions. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He recently retired from Caterpillar where he was Group CFO for the Mining, Advanced Components, and Product Development business.
Dave enjoyed both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as a youth, and has served as an Adult Leader for nearly 20 years. He was Cubmaster of Pack 488 in Dunlap for 5 years before becoming Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Representative. When he moved to Germany in 2005, he took over as Cubmaster of Pack 15 at the International School of Frankfurt.
In Boy Scouts, he has served in various roles for more than 10 years including Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, and Eagle Coach. One of his best experiences during this time was spending the week at Ingersoll Summer Camp. He did this six times with Troop 88. Dave and his wife, Kathy, were also the Day Camp Directors for the Heartland District for two years. Dave is currently District Commissioner for the Heartland District.
Some of his favorite hobbies include backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch (2012, 2014. and 2016), hiking, camping, trail building, target shooting, woodworking, and dog training. Dave and Kathy have three children: Tim (25) is a Life Scout working as an Investment Banker in Chicago; Sophie (23) is an actress living in Los Angeles; and Zack (18) is an Eagle Scout attending the University of Illinois.
During the 52nd camping season in 2017 at Ingersoll Scout Reservation, Dave will be responsible for the management, programs, and operations of the camp.