Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council Elects New PresidentJuly 13, 2015, 12:11 PM HST · Updated July 13, 12:12 PM 0 Comments
By Maui Now Staff
The voting members of the Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council have elected KTA Super Stores’ Chairman and CEO Barry K. Taniguchi as president and board chair, a voluntary position.
“We are thrilled to have Barry Taniguchi as Aloha Council’s new president,” saidScout Executive Jeff Sulzbach, CEO of Aloha Council. “A former scout and a natural leader, we are fortunate that Barry will continue to serve the scouting community in his new role.”
“I’m honored to have been chosen to serve an organization that has given so many young people the chance to grow and learn more about themselves and the world they live in,” said Taniguchi. “Scouting gives children and adolescents the opportunity to gain knowledge in a variety of areas and provides a broader perspective on how to lead their own lives as they grow into adulthood.”
Born and raised on Hawai‘i Island, Taniguchi joined the Cub Scout pack chartered at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin when he was 8 years old. He later became a Boy Scout and continued scouting until his freshman year of high school.
Taniguchi became involved in the scouting community again when his two sons joined scouting. One reached the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
“As a scout, I learned values such as respecting all living things and how to be a leader for others,” Taniguchi said. “These values have become a part of who I aim to be throughout my life.”
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