Dallas native David C. Scott has been involved with Scouting for over 30 of his 43 years. As a 1981 recipient of the Eagle Scout award, including 5 Eagle palms, Mr. Scott grew-up in the Circle 10 Council and prospered under quality adult tutelage as a Cub Scout as well as a Boy Scout. A Vigil Honor member in the Order of the Arrow and a Wood Badge recipient, he graduated Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology and continued onward to SMU, where he earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics in 1993.
He is a co-founder of Irving-based PenlandScott Publishers and Red Honor Press, which seek to produce timeless, engaging, and enriching books of varying subjects and themes with outstanding authors to create distinctive titles for all ages and interests.
In addition to scribing his quarterly column for the International Scouting Collector’s Association Journal on various topics on Scouting’s history, Dave is the author of We Are Americans, We Are Scouts - a book that takes the words and stories of President Theodore Roosevelt and places them into the framework of the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America.
He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s national Speakers Bank as well as numerous lineal and national patriotic societies including the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Military Society of the War of 1812, the Jamestowne Society, and the Presidential Families of America, being a first cousin (5 generations removed) to President James K. Polk and a second cousin (8 generations removed) to President George Washington.
He has been married to his wife, Aimee, for nearly 20 years, and they have four children - two girls and two boys.
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Brendan Murphy, a former United Press International foreign correspondent and financial writer, is the author of two books on the Second World War in France: The Butcher of Lyon, the story of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie; and Turncoat, about British secret agent-turned-traitor Harold Cole.
He has contributed to the Atlantic Monthly and numerous other publications. Mr. Murphy lives in Washington, D.C., where since 2005 he has been the coordinator of the Voice of America Zimbabwe Project which broadcasts nightly radio news to the Southern African country.
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