Today, we said goodbye and best wishes in retirement to Deb Sweitzer, the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Accounting Specialist. Not that she’s counting, but Deb shared that her tenure with the New Birth of Freedom Council and the York-Adams Area Council before that spanned 31 years, 8 months, and 22 days.
Deb began her career with the York-Adams Area Council back when the Council has its headquarters in the United Way of York County building on East King Street in York. Deb did clerical work and helped with the small “Scout Shop” that mostly sold badges and rank advancements in her first role. When the Council moved to its own building in West York in 1996, Deb became the full-time manager of a much larger retail store. In 2001, Deb became the Council’s Accounting Specialist and continued in that role with the New Birth of Freedom Council since 2010.
Deb and her husband, Blaine, have three grown children (Amanda, Matt, and Mitch) and six grandchildren, and both Matt and Mitch are Eagle Scouts. Blaine is a long-time Scouter who remains active on the Heritage Trails District Activities Committee.
More vacations and time spent camping are in the offing for Deb and Blaine and their extended family as she begins this next chapter of her life. While Deb’s most recent role was mostly behind-the-scenes and out of sight from most Scouters, I will tell you that each member of the Council staff greatly appreciated her work, and we will miss her a great deal.
Please join me in saying thank you to Deb for all her many contributions to Scouting over her long and successful career and wishing her all the best in this next exciting chapter of her life.
Yours in Scouting,
Scout Executive & CEO