About the Northeast Region Chief


Chris Boyle

2016 Northeast Region Chief

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Lodge: Buckskin Lodge

Council: Theodore Roosevelt

Hometown: Massapequa, NY

Age: 19


Chris is from the Theodore Roosevelt Council in Massapequa, NY. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Buckskin Lodge. He has previously served as the section chief of NE-2B and the chairman of the Northeast Region’s Cub Scout task force. Chris studies public policy at SUNY Albany. In his free time, Chris enjoys listening to music, camping, hiking and watching the NY Jets and Mets. A fun fact about Chris is that he belongs to an all-male acapella group called The Earth Tones. 

What is your most memorable Scouting experience?

My most memorable experience in scouting was the time I spent working at Onteora Scout Reservation up in Livingston Manor, NY. From 2010-2014 I was fortunate enough to work with some of the most dedicated people I’ve ever met. People who later became some of my best friends. Together we formed  a cohesive unit that I’m convinced changed the lives of every scout and scouter who walked through the gate for the better. It was this positive experience that showed me the true impact that scouting can have on not only the youth experiencing the program, but the adults and staff who help to facilitate it as well. 

What is the most valuable skill you've learned and developed through Scouting?

The most important skill I’ve learned in scouting isn’t lashing, or fire building, but the ability to communicate effectively. In today’s busy society, sometimes communication falls to the wayside causing chaos and confusion. Scouting has taught me that communicating effectively can be the difference between success and failure, right and wrong, or even life and death. Whether you’re teaching a new scout how to swim for the first time, questioning a lodge practice, or giving a speech during your chapter vice chief election, the art of effective and meaningful communication will help you achieve your goals. 

Would you like to share any thoughts with the Arrowmen of the Northeast Region?

Persevere, improvise, adapt, challenge and overcome. Don’t be afraid to accept a new challenge, or go for that position you think is just out of your reach. This organization is one of opportunity; take advantage of everything there is to offer and work to make your troop, chapter and lodge better. Never settle for mediocracy, look to go above and beyond. Find your passion and dive in head first. Don’t be afraid to question the status quo. Ask questions, and don’t stop until you find the answers. Look to share your enthusiasm with others and no matter what you do, always have fun doing it. Let’s make our next 100 years even better than the first. It’s up to us to make that happen.


“Good, Better, Best. You can never let it rest. Until your good becomes your better, and your better becomes your best” - Rage Against the Machine

Region Leadership

Northeast Region

Chris Boyle

Northeast Region

Bob Black

Northeast Region
Staff Adviser

Steve Sawyer