Jim Simancek


Jeff comes from a long line of Scouters, being the fourth generation in his family. His Great-Grandfather was a registered Scouter for 83 years and a Silver Beaver recipient. Jeff is joined here today by his parents who are both Silver Beaver recipients and are still active in the Great Lakes Council, Michigan. Jeff currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 606, Merit Badge Counselor, Rancho San Joaquin Webmaster, and Friends of Scouting Chair. He is Service Advisor for Tsungoni Chapter of the OA, and OCC Committee Member.

Previously, he has served as Assistant Den Leader of Pack 3224 in Gerald R. Ford Council, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 54 in Clinton Valley Council, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 239 to the 1993 National Jamboree, and Assistant Cubmaster of Pack 645 in Rancho del Mar District. As a youth, Jeff attended the 1989 National Jamboree at Fort A. P Hill. He earned the Eagle Rank in 1990, plus four Eagle Palms, while active with Troop 54 in Clinton Valley Council. Jeff completed Wood Badge training in 2015, received the District Award of Merit in 2010, and is a James E. West Fellow.

In addition to Scouting activities, Jeff has volunteered to raise funds for Gilda's Club, Grand Rapids, MI, the American Cancer Association, Locks of Love, Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and 22 for 22, a veteran's suicide awareness organization. Jeff lives in Irvine with his wife Clysta, Committee Chair, and son Dimitri, a Life Scout in Troop 606.