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George Battis
Area Commodore Central RegionArea 1

Dr. George Battis had his professional training at William Mitchell College of Law and then at the University of Minnesota Medical School and after graduating, an internship at the Mayo Clinic and residency at the University of Minnesota in Internal Medicine. George after years in private practice advanced his career by becoming the Chief Medical Director and Vice President Minnesota Mutual which is the 5th largest group insurance company in the nation. During that time he became certified in Insurance Medicine and additional certifications as a CLU, ChFC, FALU, ALHC and was involved heavily with underwriting and claims as well as Occupational Medicine at that company. After a successful career of 30 years with that company, he retired from corporate practice but continues his Internal Medicine and Geriatrics practice. He also carries an additional board certifications in Geriatrics, as a Certified Long-Term Medical Care Medical Director and Insurance Medicine. He continues his Geriatrics practice is Medical Director, consultant to nursing homes and litigation attorneys.

George lives in Mendota Heights Minnesota with his wife, Mary and his son George J. M. Battis who is an Eagle Scout, Quartermaster, Venturing Silver recipient, Meritorious Award. His wife who is an attorney has recently retired and his son works at Base Camp for the Northern Star Council.

George’s been involved with Scouting for 22 years and it has served in a variety of functions in Cub Scouts, is den leader, religious coordinator and in Boy Scouts where he was a scoutmaster, assistant scoutmaster, committee chair, religious coordinator and past chairmen of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul Catholic Committee on Scouting which has recently won the national quality archdiocese award of one of only three in the nation. He currently serves as a training advisor to Troop 67 and in the North Star district.

In Sea Scouts, he has served as a mate into local ships, founded ship 67 and served as skipper and mate. He has served as an Area 1 Commodore and was the Yeoman for the 1st Sea Badge course in Area 1. He has helped local ships in recruitment and in training. He has been a presenter in topics in Boy Scouts, Venturing and Sea Scouts, at numerous universities in scouting. George is also member of the Power Squadron where he was the past educational officer and past member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary where he has just completed education for local ships for their advancement. He serves as a liaison from the US power squadron to Sea Scouts.

He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver award, Venturing Leadership award, Sea Badge, District Award of Merit, religious recipient of the Bronze Pelican and the St. George award. He is fully trained in Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts.

He carries designations as an NRA instructor in rifle, shotgun, and muzzle loading. And he is a distinguished expert, master class shooter in air rifle, air pistol, and 22 caliber rifle at 50 foot, 150 yard. He frequently competes in both skeet and trap in state tournaments. He also teaches archery where he is a national coach through US archery. He has passions in camping, sailing and boating, and outdoor activities he enjoys with his family.

In Sea Scouts his job is been to rebuild area 1 ships the thinks the Sea Scout program offers exciting opportunities and the chance for character building on a different plane than other scouting programs offer. This program also has exciting further training and employment possibilities into the military academies or maritime colleges that few scouting programs have to offer.

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Cliff Aldrich
Area Commodore Central RegionArea 2
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Levering Reynolds
Area Commodore Central RegionArea 3

Lev Reynolds began his Scouting Career as a 9 year old Cub Scout in Andover, Massachusetts, before the beginning age was lowered to 8. In Boy Scouts he earned the rank of Life and joined Explorers at the age of 14. There he earned the Silver Award. When he moved to Oregon at the age of 16 there was no Explorer Post there so he joined a Sea Explorer Ship. In College he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the National Scouting Fraternity.

He studied at Stanford and Yale and was ordained a Minister in the United Church of Christ in 1965.
For seventeen years he served three churches as their called Pastor. Then to enable his first wife to serve churches as an Ordained Minister, he became an Intentional Interim Minister, serving in Congregations that were between called Pastors. He has also served as a Hospital Chaplain, a Pastoral Counselor, and a Denominational Executive. In Retirement he occasionally fills in for Pastors who are on vacation.

In his first parish the Church’s Cub Leaders came to him for help with their Pack. This led to him being a part of the Pack Committee. He has served, over the years as a Pack Committee Chair, a Webelos Den Leader, and a Scoutmaster and as a Jamboree Scoutmaster in 1981. He has been a part of the Unit Service Team in various Councils as a Unit Commissioner, an Assistant District Commissioner, a District Commissioner and a Council Commissioner. He has also served on the Executive Boards of three different Councils. In 2000 he was recruited to be a member of the National Boy Scouts of America Religions Relationships Committee. He has served as a National Chaplain at three National Jamborees. In Sea Scouting he has taught some Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training Courses and has the Sea Badge and was on the staff of two Sea Badge Courses.

In service to the larger community Lev has volunteered with the American Red Cross since 2001, starting as an Instructor in First Aid and CPR. He also became involved in Disaster Response and was deployed to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Gus, and Irene. He is currently the Disaster Training Lead for the Eastern Missouri Regional Chapter and is an Instructor Trainer Educator for Preparedness Health and Safety.

Lev has received the District Award of Merit, The Council Venturing Leadership Award, the Silver Beaver as well as many training awards. He was named Volunteer of the Year by the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the Red Cross and one of “Ten who make a Difference” by the United Way of Rochester, Minnesota.

Lev is has been married to his wife Linda for 18 years in a large blended family. He has three sons and she has two daughters. Together they count 13 grandchildren and one great grandson. His hobbies outside of Scouting and the Red Cross are Genealogy, traveling the Southwest, and playing the Native American Flute.

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Robert Belliveau
Area Commodore Central RegionArea 4
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Paul McDonald
Area Commodore Central RegionArea 5

Paul joined Pack 31 and then Troop 31 in Concordia, Kansas where he completed the Eagle rank in 1983.  He worked three summers at his council camp staff and attended the 1985 National Scout Jamboree and became a Vigil member in Order of the Arrow with the Kidi Kidish lodge.  He completed an associate’s degree in junior college while competing in the throwing events for the track and field team, then went on to earn a degree in Physics from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.  Paul wrapped up academics by going to night school to earn a Master of Business Administration while building a data analytics consulting company in the Chicagoland area.

Paul’s volunteer work outside of Scouting includes being awarded Distinguished Toastmaster on four separate occasions through Toastmasters International, serving as a trainer for the National Association of Parliamentarians, and sitting on the Stewardship Committee for the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

Paul came to Sea Scouts after five successful years as a Cubmaster.  Paul completed several Den Leader and Cub Scout Training awards as well as the Cubmaster Key and was twice named “Outstanding Cubmaster” by his district.  Paul especially has a heart for special needs scouting and recently was awarded the Special Needs Scouting Service Award.  Paul is a Wood Badge graduate and is in process of completing the Sea Badge leadership course.  As the Central Region Area 5 Commodore, Paul is focusing on providing outstanding program resources and events for the youth.  He especially is focusing on inland marine activities such as powerboating, marine biology, freshwater fishing, water reclamation, and river flood control.  In his role as Area Commodore, Paul has helped to coordinate the Nova and Supernova programs while also providing opportunities for the Sea Scout Marksmanship Program and SCUBA training.

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Jason Carpenter
Acting Area Commodore Central RegionArea 6
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Andrew Paprocki
Area Commodore Central RegionAreas 7