References, Resume & Action Plan

Wayne Pancoast’s Resume                                                                                My 90 Day Action Plan

I have had the pleasure of working with a number of people from all over the Midwest. I have always tried to learn from each of my experiences and utilize what I have learned for the improvement of Scouting and myself.  Below are a few comments from those I have worked with or have worked with me.

“Wayne served Coronado Area Council as Assistant Scout Executive when I was council president.  We would have favorably considered him for Scout Executive in our council if we were allowed to under BSA Rules.  He was an asset when he served here and I was happy for him but not for us when he was promoted to Scout Executive in Jayhawk Council.  I have business interests in Jayhawk Area Council and we are neighboring councils so I have kept in touch with him.”

James R. Waters, CEO, Waters, Inc. (Waters True Value Hardware), Salina, KS


“During my three years as Jayhawk Area Council President, and being on the initial interview team when Wayne Pancoast was hired, I can state that Wayne has grown immeasurably in his leadership skills covering all aspects of the Council.  Camping, programs, fundraising, volunteerism, leadership, and Council presence in the area, have all benefited greatly from his developing skills and leadership ability.  I have great faith and belief that as Wayne continues to grow in his abilities, the sky will be the limit on what he will be able to accomplish and do for Scouting.”

Robert S. Maxwell, Executive Vice President & Trust Officer, Kaw Valley State Bank & Trust Company, Topeka, KS


“I had the pleasure to work with Wayne for about 6 years in the Three Fires Council, and spent 2 ½ of those years reporting to him.  While working with Wayne I was always impressed with his work ethic and the way he tackled issues with new solutions and creative thinking.  Wayne is a great leader, co-worker, mentor, and friend.  I continue to seek counsel from him and rely on his professionalism, character, and knowledge as a model for Scouting.”

Ron Wentzell, Director of Support Services, Three Fires Council, St. Charles, IL


“The Jayhawk Area Council, BSA completed a capital campaign raising 2.5 million dollars for the creation of a new Cub Scout Camp (Camp Delaware), as well as the rejuvenation of the existing Boy Scout Camp (Camp Jayhawk) both located at the council’s camping facility, Falley Scout Reservation. Wayne Pancoast worked diligently with the Board of Directors and key volunteer leadership both at the conclusion of fund raising process and then again during the planning and implementation of construction.  During the planning phase of construction, Wayne was instrumental in helping the Properties Committee in the development of a construction list prioritizing the needs of both the Cub Scout and Boy Scout camping programs.  As construction began, he helped coordinate smaller projects being done by volunteer workers and provided guidance to the professional project manager who was charged with the construction of major building projects.  As the Vice-President of Properties it has been my pleasure to work closely with Wayne during the construction process.  He has been an asset to our Council and our Capital Campaign has been successful largely due to his tenacity and leadership.”

Bruce Pfeiffer, Senior Plumbing Inspector, City of Topeka, Topeka, KS


“I have known Wayne for a little over five years and have worked with him closely both professionally as part of the Boy Scout’s Camp Jayhawk building improvement projects and as a member of the Downtown Topeka Rotary.’

“Wayne is a leader with great character.  He is quick to move a project forward through hard work, positive energy and intelligence.  I count myself lucky each time I get to work with him and learn from him.”

Bryan Falk, AIA-NCARB-LEED AP, Architect/Owner, Falk Architects, Inc, Topeka, KS


“Wayne was an outstanding partner with volunteer Scouters. As we moved forward with the Council’s strategic plan, he advocated the Scouting program, listened carefully, adapted wisely, and worked hard with the volunteers to make the plans work. Ultimately, the Council was recognized as one of the top 5 in the USA.

 “Wayne was an excellent ‘numbers / work with the data’ leader. We discussed the need for council/district/unit tailored dashboard / metrics , he researched and analyzed resources, developed preliminary tools, monitored their effectiveness, and helped implement Council-wide understanding and use of the tools.

 “Wayne was enthusiastic and creative when we worked on projects together. For example, his work on the Council’s/BSA 100th Anniversary celebration resulted in record high Scouting/public attendance, a diversified and exciting set of events, helicopters from Ft. Riley, colorful patches, special programs and a weekend of great memories. His ability to effectively promote Scouting remained evident after leaving for Topeka, I regularly see him on television news stories involving business and government leaders and promoting the Scouting program.”

Tom C. Roberts, P.E., retired Professor, Kansas State University School of Engineering, Manhattan, KS


“I just want to thank you for your support of Downtown Topeka, Incorporated. We can always count on you to be present at our events and your membership is greatly appreciated. I have been impressed with your visibility throughout the community and the awareness you provide for the Boy Scouts through your many activities. I commend you for your commitment to Topeka.”

Vince Frye, President & CEO, Downtown Topeka, Inc., Topeka, KS


“I worked for and with Wayne for several years, and am the better for it. I continue to appreciate his dedication and focus to the mission at hand. Wayne is one of the rare few that readily becomes a true coach to staff, and then most importantly transitions to the role of a mentor. He is a developer of people, both staff and volunteer alike, that has been a direct result of a multitude of experiences in a variety of Councils. Wayne is “wired” to succeed, and his integrity is without fail.”

PS  “I could no doubt say many more good things, but I know succinct is important as well.  Appreciate you a thousand times over, Wayne Pancoast! I don’t say that about many.”

Ty Roberts, Scout Executive, Cherokee Area Council, Bartlesville, OK


“Wayne shows his leadership through the trust he places with his staff. He allows them to take ownership in their service area, yet provides great coaching and support. It was a pleasure serving on his team.”

Nick Boden, Assistant Director of Field Service, Mid-America Council, Omaha, NE


“I have worked with Wayne Pancoast as a General Contractor performing improvements to the Falley Scout Reservation in Oskaloosa, Kansas. During this time, we had several planning and design meetings about the camp facilities and found Wayne to be very organized and knowledgeable about camp improvements.  His leadership in all areas was very impressive and he has a strong commitment to the Boy Scouts.  I have also gotten to know Wayne as members of the Topeka Rotary Clubs.  I have enjoyed working with Wayne and recommend him highly for any leadership position.”

Steve Mohan, President, Mohan Construction, Inc., Topeka, KS