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Local Boy Scouts hire new scout executive

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The Conquistador Council of Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America) has hired Lee Murdoch as its new Scout executive, according to a press release from the organization.

Murdoch is currently director of support services for the Crossroads of America Council in Indianapolis, Indiana. As scout executive, Lee will oversee all BSA activities in Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Roosevelt counties and the council’s camp operations at Wehinahpay Mountain Camp located near Sacramento, New Mexico.

In announcing the hiring, Council President Drew Cloutier said, “Lee is a dynamic leader who will help our terrific volunteers and professional staff deliver the exciting and formative principles of Scouting to many more youth in our Council’s communities.”

Matt Bristol, who chaired the selection committee that hired Murdoch, added, “Lee projects BSA values in his words and deeds and he effectively and passionately communicates the mission of Scouts to individuals and groups. We are excited to bring him to southeastern New Mexico.”

Cloutier also said, “We had representatives from all council’s larger communities on the committee and everyone agreed that Lee is going to be a natural fit in our council.”

Murdoch began his Scouting career as program director/ranger at the Del-Mar-Va Council in Wilmington, Delaware. He was promoted to become a field director there in 2010. He was then promoted to be a field director of the Crossroads of America Council, Indianapolis, Indiana and later became that council’s director of camping.

Murdoch is an Eagle Scout who enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, cooking and reading.

He and his wife, Christina, have a daughter, Ella Marie who is 10 months old. The Murdochs plan to relocate to southeastern New Mexico in early June.