This week, Lamar Perry began his new position as Scout executive of the Northwest Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

Perry, a graduate of the University of Georgia and former walk-on wide receiver for the Bulldogs, has spent more than 12 years in Scouting, working for regional councils in Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.

“This is an area I’ve always wanted to get back to,” he said.

The Nashville, Tenn., native said that he doesn’t have a firm vision for the future of the Northwest Georgia Council, but one thing he’s hoping to do is promote Scouting with minorities.