The Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council honored Maximus President and CEO Bruce Caswell on Nov. 8 with the Technology Good Scout Award, recognizing him as an outstanding leader in the technology industry.
The award is given to area tech leaders who exemplify the values of the Scout Oath and Law in daily life.
Caswell was named CEO and director of Maximus in April 2018 and has served as president since October 2014. He has held numerous senior leadership roles overseeing all segments of the company’s business since joining Maximus in 2004.
At the event, which took place at the Tysons Corner Marriott in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Caswell expressed his appreciation and respect for the scouts’ values, achievements and organization.
“The connection between the values instilled through scouting and leaders of tomorrow in our industry is irrefutable,” he said in his remarks.
Though never a scout himself, Caswell continued his speech by recognizing those who were throughout his life and career, including his brother and other GovCon leaders.
“I began by considering the Scout Oath and the Scout Law,” he said. “Picking just a few — character traits like being trustworthy, loyal, kind and even brave can carry one over a lifetime – and become especially valuable when building a career as many of us have in the technology and government contracting sector.”
He also alluded to the specific values and mission of the National Capital Area Council, and connected those of the council — “accountability, respect for the worth and dignity of individuals, inclusiveness and social justice, transparency, integrity and honesty” — to the development of citizens to leaders.
First Class Scout Linda Pistun also spoke, as she was one of the first to join the Cub Scouts after it opened up programming to girls. She shared what being a scout has taught her and the achievements she’s reached in the program, noting, “I believe Scouting makes a difference. I believe it teaches us to be bigger than ourselves.”
To close, Caswell asked the audience to “make the NCAC and scouting part of our collective commitment not only today, but well into the future.”