Episode 32 – Developing Young Leaders Through Scouting with Autumn Herod

On today’s episode, we speak with Scout Master Autumn Herod on the leadership development scouting provides to young boys and girls.  Autumn has been a scoutmaster with the Girls Scouts of America and currently the Boy Scouts of America as she raises her two stepdaughters and son.  Autumn is particularly excited about her upcoming female scout troop which will be aligned with a boy scout troop in February 2019.  She sees a tremendous benefit of the Boy Scouts of America becoming even more inclusive and increasing the number of females involved in scouting.  This February 2019 the 108-year-old organization Boy Scouts of America will officially become Scouting BSA to reflect the almost 60,000 young women’s inclusion in the organization.


Biography of Autumn Herod

Native Floridian that grew up in Jacksonville. A Jacksonville Jaguar fan from the day they announced adding the team, Autumn pursued becoming a member of the ROAR and cheered while attending college at the University of North Florida.  She has a dual degree in Business Management and Transportation and Logistics and has transitioned from business operations to creating software solutions. Currently, Autumn works on projects for Disney Cruise Lines as a business analyst. She has 3 children (2 stepdaughters, 1 son) and has volunteered as both girl scout and cub scout leader. Autumn is moving up to a Scout troop in February and starting a girl troop in the Orlando area. She has a passion for helping and teaching youth to make an impact in their communities and the world.


Contact Autumn at autumnjscouts@gmail.com

Scouting for America: https://www.scouting.org/ 



Jerrid is an entrepreneur, educator, and change agent with a passion for assisting others in becoming the best versions of themselves. He has over 15 years of experience in leadership development, social entrepreneurship, higher education, organization innovation, and change management. A recent graduate of the Leadership and Change Doctoral program at Antioch University, Jerrid also, has a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Florida State University and two Bachelor Degrees in Management and Marketing from the University of North Florida. Carl Jung said... "People are in a constant state of becoming", Jerrid believes it is his mission to inspire people and organizations to become their best.

2 thoughts on “Episode 32 – Developing Young Leaders Through Scouting with Autumn Herod

  1. This is a great piece. I love it but you should note that saying “allowing females to officially join in 2017” is false. There have been females in some of the programs under BSA for decades- explorers, venturing, sea scouts, and stem scouts. Please try to be accurate.

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