Bradley D. Harris grew up in Springfield, Oregon. He is one of four sons, all of whom achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Brad holds a bachelor's degree in youth agency administration and a master's degree in public administration from Brigham Young University.

He served as a district executive in the Oregon Trail Council in Eugene, Oregon; a senior district executive in the Mt. Diablo Council in Walnut Creek, California; a field director in the Denver Area Council; and an assistant Scout executive in the Oregon Trail Council. He directed Boy Scout summer camps in California, Oregon, and Colorado, and taught camp administration at a National Camping School.

In 1998, Brad was selected to work for the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Irving, Texas, to help form a new division called Venturing. In his capacity as Associate Director of the Venturing division, he traveled throughout the United States, speaking to professional and volunteer Scout leaders, and authored the Venturing Leadership Skills Course, Venturing Leader Specific Training, Here's Venturing, and The Venturing Forum (Roundtable) Guide. He has served on the adjunct faculty at the Center for Professional Development in Westlake, Texas, and on the faculty at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

In 2003 he was hired by Brigham Young University to teach Scouting education in the Department of Recreation Management. Currently, he is the director of the non-profit management minor and the Nonprofit Leadership certification program at BYU. His purpose is to train students to become leaders in the nonprofit and fundraising sectors.

Brad served on the Young Men General Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served previously as a counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, stake high councilor, bishop's counselor, stake Young Men president, ward Young Men president, Venturing crew advisor, Varsity team coach, Cubmaster, and Webelos leader.

He and his wife, Sandy, are the parents of six children and live in Lindon, Utah.

-Michael R. Marchese
Scout Executive - Ogden, Utah