Wilton man named to Scouts board

WILTON – David McBee, a Wilton resident who has a lengthy resume of community service around the region, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

McBee, a native of Mich­igan, spent many years as a Boy Scout before serv­ing in the U.S. Naval Re­serves. He is a graduate of Oakland University and Boston University, and spent several decades work­ing in insurance and occupational safety consulting prior to his recent retirement.

A Vietnam vet­eran, McBee has devoted his time to various nonprofit organizations over the years. During his years serving the Greater Nash­ua Jaycees, he was voted one of the five outstand­ing presidents and earned the project of the year award.

McBee served on the board of directors of the Nashua Salvation Army; headed his district’s de­velopment of youth orga­nizations in the Milford Rotary Club; headed his district’s Rotary Leader­ship Institute; and served as president of the Wilton Main Street Association.

McBee is in the process of developing a class for the Nashua Adult Learn­ing Center. The class, Chasing Happiness, is aimed at promoting a positive outlook on life as a method of ensuring fu­ture success.

"People that are happy, regardless of their cir­cumstances, are the ones that will ultimately ob­tain success," he said.

McBee said he’s excit­ed to lend his expertise to Girl Scouts, an orga­nization that has meant so much to his wife and daughter.

"This is the perfect op­portunity to continue ex­ercising my sense of com­munity, but on a much larger scale," he said.