Allison Benfield

Special to Iredell Free News

The Piedmont Council, BSA, announced that Allison Benfield recently joined the organization’s professional team and will serve as the district executive of the Gemstone District, which serves Iredell County.

Although Benfield is new to professional scouting, she has been involved as a leader for many years. Her leader experience started at the East Carolina Council within the Croatan Trails District as a Tiger Den Leader for her son’s den. Currently, she serves as a Troop Committee member for Troop 327 of the Lakeland District in Sherrill’s Ford, where her son is a member and her husband Rex is an
assistant scoutmaster. In addition, Benfield currently serves as the cubmaster for Pack 327.

Benfield has 15-plus years of professional experience in the human services field, including the last ten spent at Vocational Rehabilitation. She is also a veteran having served four years in the U.S. Army. During her time in the military, she worked as a fuel handler, administration clerk and security. Her service included deployments to South Korea and Iraq, and she finished her military career as an E5 sergeant.

Benfield resides in Statesville with her husband Rex Benfield and their two children Ethan, a First Class Scout, and Bella. She looks forward to working with the volunteers and scouts of the Gemstone District. She is thankful to have this opportunity to serve the community.

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