In the fall of 1953, the National OA Committee announced that J. Richard Wilson had stepped down as OA National Secretary and had been reassigned as a Field Executive in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Phillip W. Robins was named Third National Secretary. Robins was a Vigil Honor Member of Sanhican Lodge, Trenton, New Jersey. Like his predecessors, Robins was active as a youth in the program having been an Area Chief and he was under twenty-five. National Secretary was still a relatively low-grade Scout professional position largely consumed with administrative and clerical tasks assigned by the National OA Committee.
Phillip W. Robins Becomes Third National Secretary