Welcome Tom Weibert, GGAC President
Tom Weibert became the Golden Gate Area Council President on October 19 at the GGAC Executive Board meeting. Scouting has always been a part of Tom’s life and he is proud to be a home-grown product of the Golden Gate Area Council. One of his greatest pleasures is to look one of his old Scouting mentors in the eye and say, “Thank you, look what you have done. You have helped to make me the great Father, Leader, and Business Professional I am today.”
Tom joined Scouting as a Cub Scout in Clayton, California pack 262 in the 70’s with the Mt. Diablo Council. He is an Eagle Scout with two palms and a life member of NESA. A Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Tom served as Lodge Chief for the Oo-Yum-Buli Lodge and beginning in 1988, he was presented with the Exploring Leadership Award for service as the Exploring Vice President for the Western Region. He has attended or served on the staffs of three National Jamborees and two National Exploring Conferences.
Tom and his wife Katie have a blended family of four children and a foster child. His family attends Hillside Covenant Church in Walnut Creek, where Katie has served on the church council. Leveraging Tom’s years of business experience, they started a full-service marketing agency and consulting company – Elevare Consulting. Elevare is a full service marketing agency and helps companies with business development, executive leadership, and coaching. He notes “Many of the values, leadership styles, and strategies we teach are directly linked to skills and lessons I learned in Scouting. Katie is a learning development specialist with EY and also develops leaders in her profession.
As an adult leader in various roles, Tom has helped to pass the torch to a third generation of two Eagle Scouts in the family, one son and one daughter. All four of his children have participated in programs from Cub Scouting to Venturing. He proudly served as Walnut Creek Venture Crew 122 Advisor, home of the White Stag Sierra Leadership Development Program.
Tom has continued to support Scouting as an executive board member of the Mt . Diablo, Mt. Diablo Silverado, and Golden Gate Area Councils. He is a 2016 Silver Beaver recipient, James E. West and Second Century Society member.
Welcome, Tom. Thank you for your willingness to continue to grow Scouting in the Golden Gate Area Council.