The Rowan District Executive of the Boy Scouts of America John Barden occupies an office at St. John's Lutheran Church. Originally from Troy, NC, Barden spent time in Atlanta as a paralegal before coming home to North Carolina to take over the post with the local BSA. Barden was awarded rank of Eagle Scout in 1996. One of the items that Barden cherishes is a small teddy bear that was given to him after spending time at a summer camp as a camp clerk. Barden was given the monicker 'Radar' after a character from the hit TV show M*A*S*H. who also had a teddy bear.