Brett Bybee has been a committed Boy Scout professional for more than fifteen years, having grown up heavily involved in quality Scouting programs in Rigby and Rexburg, Idaho, where he earned his Eagle Scout Award, the Vigil Honor and the Founders’ Award as a youth.
As a young man, he worked six years on summer camp staff, went to Philmont, attended NOAC in 1996, enjoyed multiple trips to Salmon River High Adventure Base and participated in many other Scouting adventures amid a breathtaking backdrop of a rugged Idaho landscape.
He served as Vice Chief for the Shunkah Mahneetu Lodge and W2B Section Chief of the Order of the Arrow, while maintaining active participation with the OA Dance and Ceremony teams, not to mention his year-round commitment as an excellent student and athlete in wrestling, cross country and track.
His Scouting experience came in handy while serving a 25 month church mission to the mountain and coastal regions of southwestern Guatemala, as he cheerfully hiked from village to village in search of ways to serve and make a difference.
He received his Bachelor's Degree from Idaho State University with a major in Spanish and post graduate studies in Latin American Literature. He also participated in the Recreation and Youth Leadership program at Brigham Young University and continued his service to Scouting by serving as Program Director at Treasure Mountain Scout Camp during his summers away from school.
While continuing his education at BYU, he was asked to serve as the leader for an active den of Webelos Scouts, which brought to his mind a flood of Scouting memories as he sought now to give these young men the same life-changing experiences that shaped his character as a youth.
It was at this time that he decided to alter his personal vision and long-term career plans and begin a career in Scouting. His fiery passion burns ablaze today as the result of that tranformative moment when a dormant spark was fanned into a fervent flame of service.
He has been married to his sweetheart Stephanie for almost seventeen years, who has embarked on many a Scouting adventure at his side, including three full summers to Camp Raymond to support his service as Camp Director and Program Director.
They have three beautiful young ladies and a Wolf Cub at home all of whom enjoy going on Scouting adventures with their dad. Their oldest is NYLT trained and participates in Venturing Crew 275.
He started his career in Scouting nearly sixteen years ago in Safford, Arizona, and has served since then as District Director in Yuma County near the Arizona-Mexico border, and then as Field Director and Director of Field Service in Arizona's Grand Canyon Council. As of January 2018, he began serving as the Scout Executive/CEO for the Blue Mountain Council, serving northeast Oregon and southeast Washington.
When not Scouting, he's likely to be found climbing a mountain, running a marathon, descending and rappelling down a canyon, backpacking, fishing, skiing, or diving to catch a flying frisbee disc. If not sweating from active exertion of some kind, he might be found laid back and enthralled with an equally adventurous book in his hands, awaiting his next adventure.