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Bio Sharon Moulds

Sharon Moulds

The highest ranking female in Scouting in the nation

and the New CEO of Chief Seattle Council

Sharon Moulds, now the highest ranking female in the Boy Scouts of America, recently began her tenure as CEO of the Chief Seattle Council.  After six-months of getting acclimated to Seattle and her new position of leadership, Moulds is focusing attention on the great strides the council is making in diversity.  Moulds hails from the mid-west and

her most recent position was as Area Director covering 12 Boy Scout councils in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.


As a leader with national impact, Moulds launched the Women’s Resource Group in Chicago.  She created the resource group as an effective networking venue for professional Boy Scout women to

resolve issues resulting in higher retention for women in Scouting.


Moulds has served on National committees for Scoutreach Training, the National Strategic Planning Committee, and the National Leadership Training Committee.  During her 25 year Scouting career, she has worked in five different Boy Scout councils in eight different leadership positions.  Some positions Moulds has held are Support Services Director, Assistant Scout Executive, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, and Scout Executive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


“Scouting is in my blood,” says Moulds. Her father was a Boy Scout professional for 39 years and she has fond

memories of family camping and fishing at Boy Scout camps.   These memories motivated her to pursue Scouting as a career, “I want to help give more youth the opportunity to create their own memories of a lifetime, says Moulds.”


Moulds has a long history of community involvement.  She’s an active Rotarian, serving as the Reading Is Fundamental Coordinator; she is treasurer of the professional women’s group Tempo, and was a city Economic Development Commissioner at Franklin, Wisconsin.


Moulds, her husband Alan, and their two teenage sons Andrew (19), and Ryan (14) have been enjoying exploring the Pacific Northwest and making the Puget Sound area their new home.


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National Statistics – Females in Scouting leadership:

Of 298 Boy Scout councils in the country, only five women hold the position of Scout Executive.

Nationally, there are 2,895 professionals, of which 487 (17%) are women.


The Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 32,000 young people with more than 10,000 volunteer leaders in five counties around the Puget Sound area: King, Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, and Kitsap. Scouting’s mission is to challenge and strengthen boys and girls in all areas of their lives: physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and vocational.




Highest Ranking Female in the Nation

New CEO of Chief Seattle Council



Sharon Moulds