Section Advisers

Bob Walz – Section Adviser

Pocumtuc Lodge, Western Massachusetts Council 

Work in Progress.

You can contact Bob at

Lloyd Gallup – Associate Section Adviser

Owaneco Lodge, Connecticut Yankee Council

Work in Progress.

You can reach Lloyd at

Hoss Haskell – Associate Section Adviser

Tschitani Lodge, Connecticut Rivers Council

John  “Hoss” Haskell, is a Life Scout, originally from the Amiskwi  Lodge #505 on the Northshore of Boston., where he served his Vigil.  After College he moved to Connecticut, where he was staff adviser for Sassacus Lodge #10 from 1979 to 1981, while serving as a District Scout Executive for Indian Trails Council and Ass’t Camp Director at JN Webster.

Hoss returned to be an active adult in the OA when his son Barton was serving in chapter  & lodge roles including  Tschitani Lodge Chief.   Hoss was Conclave Adviser in 2009, Associate Lodge Adviser for three years and served four years as Lodge Adviser for Tschitani Lodge #10.  Major achievements were over 20% of Tschitani earning the Arrowman Service Award  in 2015 and hosting a conclave and ArrowTour stop. Hoss is proud of the five chiefs he worked with, seeing two become Section Chief and Jon Hagenow becoming the NE Region Chief.   Hoss has attended NLS,  NLATS, six NOAC’s; co-advising the contingent twice and taught at his first one as well.   The Volkswagen Thing Pull became a standard event at the lodge and at section conclaves in RI, Cape Cod, & the Berkshires

Hoss has been the treasurer of Friends of Webster, a camp alumni group, for over twenty years.  He helped American Warrior take over 1,100 WWII veterans to DC as a team-leader on ten trips.  He retired from teaching at a technical high school and has been an adjunct at his local community college since retirement.  Hoss is also on the board of trustees of the Slater Library.   He has served on council camping committees, chaired an ad hoc committee on off-season camp fees, was a Cubmaster, Explorer Adviser,  Assistant SM, Friends of Scouting presenter, and served as a leader for three National Jamborees. He served on staff as a youth for seven years at Indian Pond Scout Reservation in New Hampshire, was a day camp program Director at Camp Wakehah; and has served 16 years at J.N. Webster Scout Reservation, his last seven years as Deputy Director.   He is a recipient of the Founders’ Award, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, and is a James E. West Fellow and received the Centurion Award from Tschitani Lodge.  Hoss and his wife “Gus” are active as JNW camp masters and staffing Friends of Webster events.  They have two Eagle Scout sons, Bart & Ian.

You can reach Hoss at

Hunter McCormick – Section Staff Adviser

Pocumtuc Lodge, Western Massachusetts Council 

Hunter began his career with the Boy Scouts of America as a sales associate with the Sayre Scout Shop in 2007. In 2009, he became a district executive with the Boston Minuteman Council, where he oversaw Learning for Life, Exploring, and all outdoor program and camping for the council. Hunter transferred to the Western Massachusetts Council in 2010, where he served as district executive, senior district executive, and district director. In these capacities, he served two districts and managed 2 professionals, 7 part- and full-time staff employees, the two council Scout Shops, multiple program assignments including the Order of the Arrow, and several fundraisers including the annual popcorn campaign and the Distinguished Citizen Award Reception. Hunter was promoted to Territory Sales Representative for the Greater Northeast Territory, National Supply Group in 2016, where he manages all wholesale accounts from northern New Jersey, across northern Pennsylvania, and up through Maine, providing guidance and support for 15 councils and 54 licensed distributors. Hunter serves as Committee Chairman of Troop 23 in Great Barrington, MA and as District Chairman for the Appalachian Trail District, Western Massachusetts Council. He serves as the Rotary Foundation Club Chairman for the Great Barrington Rotary Club and on the Advisory Council for the Berkshire Country Day School. He is a 2009 graduate of Stonehill College and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Systematic Philosophy. He is also an MBA candidate at Western New England University.

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