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Taniguchi is named President of Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council


Barry K. Taniguchi

Barry K. Taniguchi

HONOLULU – The voting members of the Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council have elected KTA Super Stores’ chairman & chief executive officer, Barry K. Taniguchi, as the new president and board chair, a voluntary position.

“We are thrilled to have Barry Taniguchi as Aloha Council’s new president,” said Jeff Sulzbach, Scout Executive and CEO of Aloha Council. “A former Scout and a natural leader, we are fortunate that Barry will continue to serve the Scouting community in his new role.”

“I’m honored to have been chosen to serve an organization that has given so many young people the chance to grow and learn more about themselves and the world they live in,” said Taniguchi. “Scouting gives children and adolescents the opportunity to gain knowledge in a variety of areas and provides a broader perspective on how to lead their own lives as they grow into adulthood.”

Born and raised on Hawaii Island, Taniguchi joined the Cub Scout pack chartered at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin when he was eight years old. He later became a Boy Scout and continued Scouting until his freshman year of high school. Taniguchi became involved in the Scouting community again when his two sons joined Scouting. One reached the highest rank of Eagle Scout. “As a Scout, I learned values such as respecting all living things and how to be a leader for others. These values have become a part of who I aim to be throughout my life,” Taniguchi said.

About Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council
Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council was established in Hawaii over a century ago in 1910 by Hawaii artist and outdoorsman, D. Howard Hitchcock. Hitchcock founded the Rainbow Patrol, the first local troop, chartered by Punahou School. Scouting quickly took root in Hawaii and has grown to currently serve 12,000 young people and 5,000 volunteers on Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii Island, Guam and American Samoa. Aloha Council provides programming in Cub and Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring (career exploration) and Sea Scouts. Cub Scout Fall recruitment will be in the month of August 2015. For more information on Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council, please visit

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