By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 17, 2016

Rawlin Bagnall to serve as the next District Executive for the Arapeen District

After several months of working through the selection process, the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America has named L. Rawlin Bagnall III as the new District Executive for the Arapeen District, servicing Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne and part of Garfield counties.

“I am honored and excited to be returning home to Sanpete County,” said Rawlin Bagnall, descendant of four generations of Bagnalls who originally settled the Wales/Chester area of Sanpete. “As I transition into this role, I am committed to continuing to support the legacy of leadership laid by generations of Scouters in the area, who have impacted countless youth.  I want to continue to empower our volunteers to deliver the kind of life-changing experiences that can only be found within the Scouting program.”

Rawlin BagnallBagnall has demonstrated a record of success over several years as a volunteer Scouter impacting several districts including the Snow Canyon, Zion, Cedar Breaks and Bryce Canyon Districts.  His innovative program development, logo-branding, and staff development have impacted Thunder Ridge, Maple Dell, and Beaver High Adventure Base, and many of his efforts are still felt today over twenty years later.

Bagnall is the recipient of many BSA awards including the Eagle Scout award, Order of the Arrow, Wood Badge, District Award of Merit, and Tu-Cubin Noonie OA Lodge Council Service Medal.  Through a strong interest in the out-of-doors, he has served as an assistant camp director and a member of summer camp staffs for almost ten years.

Bagnall is a graduate and past student body president of Snow College.  He has a master’s degree in education from Southern Utah University and is finishing up his Education Doctorate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in international and multicultural relations.

Former District Executive, and now manager of LDS Philanthropies at BYU, Dr. David J. Bonner commented about Bagnall, “I am confident that Rawlin will excel… because I saw him excel in the rain and snow and cold while surrounded by hundreds of ‘wired’ twelve to fourteen-year-old Boy Scouts. I trust Rawlin.”

Bagnall joins rancher Reed Rawlings from Freedom (Moroni) and Brent White of Elsinore as the district’s Key Three. The trio, consisting of two volunteers and one professional, make up the organizations highest level of leadership at the district level.

Rawlin Bagnall is the son of Vivian Kosan Bagnall and the late Lewis Rawlin Bagnall, Jr. He is the grandson of the late Utahna Jensen Bagnall and Lewis Rawlin Bagnall of Ephraim.


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