CVC President Joe Will Ross

Joe Will Ross became Council President of the Concho Valley Council in January 2011 and will serve a two-year term. Joe Will lives in San Angelo with his wife, Ana Henderson Ross, and three children: Jake, Matt, and AnaClaire, and practices law there. He grew up, however, in Sonora where he was active in Scouting.

While Joe Will was a Scout, he earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1983, became a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, and served one year as Chief for the Amangi Trails District. He spent many summers at Camp Sol Mayer and Camp Fawcett, and some of his best memories are from his Scout trips. Through Scouting, Joe Will sailed the Florida Keys in 1980, attended the 1981 National Jamboree, and paddled the Canadian backwaters north of Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1984.

After graduating from Sonora High School, Joe Will received the E.B. Snead Eagle Scout Scholarship that paid for all four years of college at Texas A&M University in College, Station, Texas where he served as a member of the Corps of Cadets.

Scouting runs deep in Joe Will’s family. His grandfather, Joe Brown Ross, was a Boy Scout almost 100 years ago and also served as Council President in the mid-1950s. His father, Joe David Ross, also earned his Eagle Scout badge in the early 1950s and encouraged Joe Will to become a Scout.

As a result of his Scouting heritage and the ideals he learned from Scouting, Joe Will believes in being active within his community. He currently serves as a director for the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association and the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. He served on the board for the Concho Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development, most recently serving as its Chairman. He and Ana are active members in the Wall Athletic Booster Club.

Since 2005, Joe Will has served on the Council’s Executive Board and Executive Committee, primarily as Chairman of the Administration Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Properties Committee. Like his grandfather, Joe Will received the Silver Beaver Award from the Council in 2010.

Joe Will firmly believes that Scouting teaches our youth necessary life skills to become productive members of and future leaders for our communities, our state, and our country. Joe Will has many goals for the council including: doubling the Council’s youth membership over the next 10 years; fulfilling the goals identified in the Council’s Delivering the Promise Strategic Plan implemented this year; and changing the Council name to be more reflective of our region.