John Scheib Elected Tidewater Council BSA President


John Scheib Elected Tidewater Council BSA President
Added on December 15, 2023 by Tidewater Council Boy Scouts of America to Member News

John Scheib Elected Tidewater Council BSA President

Virginia Beach, Va. – John Scheib was recently elected as president of the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America. As president, he is the lead volunteer for more than 1,700 adult leaders who serve more than 4,000 youth and their families.

Tidewater Council’s Executive Board is comprised of community-minded volunteers whose mission is to provide a Scouting program to youth in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Scheib has served in several leadership roles on Tidewater Council’s Executive Board since 2010, most recently as the Executive Vice President.

As a youth, John was the first Eagle Scout in Troop 25 (Waynesboro, VA) in 1986. Today, he is an Eagle Scout Mentor in Troop 419 in Virginia Beach, mentoring more than twenty youths. He also is the proud father of two Eagle Scouts. In 2023, he was honored as a recipient of the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award by the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Today, John is an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troops 587 and 5587. He is a Wood Badge Eagle, a two-time graduate of National Camp School, and served as the Summer Resident Camp Director at Pipsico Scout Reservation for three years.

John is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He has served as Chapter Advisor and Associate Lodge Advisor in Blue Heron Lodge, as well as Host Lodge Advisor and Shows Advisor for several Section SR-7A Conclaves. He was on the training staff at the 2018 and 2020 National OA Conferences. Blue Heron Lodge awarded him the Silver Heron Award in 2017, when his son, Will, also received the same honor.

John is a partner at Gentry Locke Attorneys after serving as a senior leader at Norfolk Southern Corporation. He has been recognized multiple times as a Virginia Legal Elite. John holds a B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia and received his J.D., magna cum laude, and Order of the Coif from Villanova University School of Law, where he served on the Villanova Law Review.

About Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America
Tidewater Council is the fifth oldest Boy Scouts of America council in the United States, established in 1911. Today, the council serves more than 4,000 youth and 1,700 adult volunteers in the Virginia cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach and the North Carolina counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans. Information about Tidewater Council is available by visiting, emailing, or calling 757-497-2688.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the nation’s foremost youth character development programs and values-based leadership training programs. Since its inception in 1910, more than 130 million young men and women have participated in the BSA’s youth programs. More than 35 million adult volunteers have helped conduct the BSA’s mission. BSA programs serve boys and girls ages five through twenty and their families with age-appropriate curriculums that develop character, citizenship, leadership, and personal fitness. More information about the Boy Scouts of America is available by visiting