Welcome Wendy Kurten
Staff Advisor for National Vietnamese Scouting Committee (NVSC)
Wendy Kurten – Manager, Membership Growth & Relationships Director, BSA
As the Manager, Membership Growth, Wendy works to align and deploy resources behind the BSA’s membership objectives. She provides leadership and guides efforts and activities in support of the BSA and councils’ long-term organization plans. Wendy also serves as the Relationships Director to oversee the BSA’s relationships with its national charter organizations. Prior to this position Wendy was the Assistant Regional Director for the Western Region, where she was responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing all regional operations. Before coming to the BSA’s National Service Center Wendy served in two local councils.
Wendy has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Youth Organizational Development from the University of Texas in Arlington. She began her career with the BSA in September 2000.
Wendy joined the Girl Scouts in 1983 as a first grader in Sweetwater, TX and remained an active member through twelfth grade when she received her Girl Scout Gold Award. As a Girl Scout she planned, organized, and carried out many activities and upon graduation from high school traveled to Europe to two and a half weeks; visiting two Girl Scout World Centers (Pax Lodge – London & Our Chalet – Switzerland). Wendy also served as a Girl Scout Daisy leader for two years in high school, volunteered with GSUSA in college and taught girls gymnastics for 5 years in high school and college.
Wendy is married to Shawn (former Asst. Scoutmaster) has a son (Garrett, 16) who is very close to earning his Eagle and had the great opportunity to complete their Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow together. She also serves as a den leader for her daughter Harper’s Bear den.
Lets welcome Wendy to our National Vietnamese Scouting Committee.