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Miller Canfield Attorney Thomas W. Linn Named Council President of the Detroit Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

October 14, 2008

Thomas W. Linn, principal and chairman emeritus of the law firm of Miller Canfield, was recently elected to a two-year term as council president of the Detroit Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.  

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the nation’s largest and prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Scouting serves more than 4 million young men and women nationwide while the Detroit Area Council serves over 64,000 youth in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Scouting has been a part of American history since 1910.

Linn has been a Scouter for over 25 years in various capacities, including in his youth as Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer; and an adult as Committee Member, Tiger Cub Coordinator, Cubmaster, Webelos Leader, and Scoutmaster of Troop 25 chartered to Iroquois Lutheran Church in Detroit’s Indian Village and a member of the Council Executive Board.  He was the recipient in 1998 of the Silver Beaver award (this is the highest award presented by local councils) from the Boy Scouts of America.

A resident of Detroit, Linn served nearly eight years as chief executive officer of Miller Canfield and 20 years as a managing director. In those positions, he used his substantial administrative experience in directing all aspects of the firm’s professional and business operations. He is deeply involved in civic and philanthropic activities in the Detroit region, serving on the boards of numerous business, community and charitable organizations. In this service, he is active in advancing the greater interests of the state and region.