Dallas native David C. Scott has been involved with Scouting for over 33 of his 46 years. As a 1981 recipient of the Eagle Scout award, including 5 Eagle palms, Mr. Scott grew-up in the Circle 10 Council and prospered under quality adult tutelage as a Cub Scout as well as a Boy Scout. A Vigil Honor member in the Order of the Arrow and a Wood Badge recipient, he graduated Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology and continued onward to SMU, where he earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics in 1993.
He is a co-founder of Irving-based PenlandScott Publishers and Red Honor Press, which seek to produce timeless, engaging, and enriching books of varying subjects and themes with outstanding authors to create distinctive titles for all ages and interests.
In addition to scribing his quarterly column for the International Scouting Collector’s Association Journal on various topics on Scouting’s remarkable history, Dave is the author of two highly endorsed and award-winning books. The first, We Are Americans, We Are Scouts, takes the words and stories of President Theodore Roosevelt and places them into the framework of the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America.
The second, titled The Scouting Party, is an award-winning historical biography that tells the fascinating story of the people responsible for the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.
Dave is a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Speakers Bank as well as numerous lineal and national patriotic societies that include the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Military Society of the War of 1812, the Jamestowne Society, the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States, the Baronial Order of the Magna Charta, and the Presidential Families of America, being a first cousin (5 generations removed) to President James K. Polk and a second cousin (8 generations removed) to President George Washington.
He has been married to his wife of over twenty years, Aimee, and they have four children.
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"David Scott is an entertaining and informative speaker. His style is most appropriate for audiences to enjoy and he certainly has my personal endorsement as well as the endorsement of the Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. I have been in the audience on three occasions to hear him speak, with each one showing versatility of the subject presented."