Alden G. Barber
Chieftain High Red Eagle
Alden Barber was the 5th Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. He became a Tribesman and Honorary Chieftain during the summer of 1975. He was the first Chief Scout Executive to be a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Alden joined the Boy Scouts at age 12 in 1931 in Chico, California. His professional Scouting career began in January 1941 as a field executive in Santa Monica, but was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as an Army Air Corps bombardier. He resumed his career in 1946 as field executive in Santa Monica, Calif., and later served as assistant Scout executive in West Los Angeles, and as Scout executive in Marysville, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., and Chicago, Ill. He became Chief Scout Executive in October 1967.
Mr. Barber was a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. The award is presented by the National Eagle Scout Association, an organization established in 1972 during his tenure as Chief Scout Executive.
In 1975, Alden became the 94th recipient of the World Organization of the Scout Movement's Bronze Wolf Award.