Commercial real estate broker tapped as Boy Scouts exec

David G. Hunt, president of Plainview-based Hunt Corporate Services, has been named executive vice president of the Suffolk County Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Hunt, a veteran commercial real estate broker, was also named president-elect for a two-year term beginning in 2021.

Suffolk County Council presently serves more than 14,000 young people ages 5 to 21, as well as engaging over 4,000 adult volunteers.

Hunt, who himself is an Eagle Scout, held the position of vice president of properties and risk management for the Suffolk County Council for the past five years and he presently serves as district advancement chair in the Matinecock District, one of four districts in Suffolk County Council. 

“I am very passionate about our programs,” Hunt said in a written statement. “The stated mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes and that’s what we do. We prepare our young people for life.”

Hunt added that Boy Scouts are trained in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through rank advancement, numerous outdoor activities, and educational opportunities, such as merit badges.

“Boys and girls can start Cub Scouting as young as 5, and progress through Scouts BSA to age 18,” Hunt said. “And if they desire, Sea Scouts, Venturing and Exploring offer high adventure and career opportunities to our older youth up to age 21.”

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