James Verheyden

Section Chief

Lo La'Qam Geela Lodge

James is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Lo La’Qam Geela Lodge from Bend, Oregon. He is currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Previously, James has served as Section Vice Chief, Training CVC, Host Lodge CVC, Lodge Chief, VC of Administration, and Chapter Chief. James is also a Founder’s Award recipient.

In his free time, James enjoys hiking and studying geology, which he is minoring in.

What is your favorite Scouting memory?
Serving as a Trek Guide with Operation Arrow at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

What are your biggest goals in your position for 2019?
I want to improve the unit election process and foster more collaboration between our lodges

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Exploring the wild continent of Antarctica