List of Notable Scouting Alumni J-OListed Alphabetically by Last Name
Locke, Gary Faye
Gary Locke’s grandfather, an immigrant from China, worked as a servant in exchange for English lessons. Locke’s father (who was also born in China) worked 14-hour days as a Seattle grocery store owner to provide for his family. In 2011, Locke himself returned to his ancestral home to begin a three-year stint as U.S. ambassador.
Locke grew up in south Seattle’s tight-knit Chinese community. He later joined Boy Scout Troop 254, an all-Chinese troop whose leaders celebrated their Scouts’ heritage while preparing them for life in the larger society.
Those leaders did their job well. After earning degrees at Yale University and the Boston University School of Law, Locke returned home, where he served 10 years as a state representative, three years as county executive, and eight years as governor. As governor, he led 10 international trade missions and helped grow the state’s exports to China to more than $5 billion per year.
After a stint at the international law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, Locke served as commerce secretary and ambassador to China in the Obama administration. In the Chief Seattle Council, Locke lent influence to the council’s Scoutreach program, which serves young people in inner-city neighborhoods like the one where he got his start.
Scott Oki is the Founder and Chairman of Oki Developments, Inc. and is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, author and community activist.
Prior to founding Oki Developments, Inc., Oki retired in 1992 after 10 years with Microsoft Corporation where he served in a variety of executive positions. Oki founded the International Division and later served as Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Service.
Oki is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and is an alumnus of Troop and Post 252 in Seattle, WA. Oki serves on many advisory boards and boards of directors for both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. He has founded or co-founded twenty non-profit organizations.
In addition to his philanthropic activities through The Oki Foundation, he has taken leadership roles in many other organizations. He has served as Co-Chair of the United Way of King County Campaign Board and Co-Chair of the Million Dollar Roundtable, Founder/Chairman of the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce, Founder/past-Chairman of the Chief Seattle Council Boy Scout Scoutreach Foundation, Founder/Chairman of the Outrageous Learning Foundation, Founder/Past Chairman of Densho, and Founder/Chairman of TheParentsUnion.org. He is a Co-Founder of SeeYourImpact.org, Sounders for Kids, Seattle Parks Foundation, Executive Development Institute, America’s Foundation for Chess, First Tee of Greater Seattle, Microsoft Alumni Foundation, Social Venture Partners, and Seattle Police Foundation. He is a past-President of the University of Washington Board of Regents and a past-Chair of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Oki has served on the national boards for United Way of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Japanese American National Museum, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, National Science Center, Microsoft Alumni Foundation, and America's Foundation for Chess.