Boy Scout executive director killed in car wreck near Laredo

The South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America reports that Executive Director John Beauregard was killed in a car wreck Saturday while driving home from a Scouting event at Camp Huisache near Laredo.

Beauregard, 48, of Corpus Christi, accepted the position of executive director in 2008 but was involved in Scouting all of his life.

The South Texas Council includes the Victoria area.

Beauregard leaves behind a legacy of service and sacrifice that has impacted tens of thousands of youth and families. His contributions include improving membership retention and growth rates, creating more financial stability in council operating budgets and, most notably, establishing a $2.4 million capital improvement campaign at Camp Karankawa.

Martin Sepulveda, assistant Scout executive, will handle administrative items for the time being.

"The South Texas Council is deeply saddened by the tragic death of John Beauregard. Our thoughts and prayers are with John's family during this difficult time. The entire Scouting community mourns with them today," Sepulveda said.

Beauregard is survived by his wife, Christie, and two children, John-Michael and Matthew.

Funeral services for Beauregard will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. Visitation and rosary will be Wednesday at Guardian Funeral Home, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

The South Texas Council, headquartered in Corpus Christi, is the area organization of the Boy Scouts of America. The council serves more than 5,500 youth in 17 counties between Laredo and Ganado.