Craig Bond (email@example.com)
Wed, 28 May 1997 22:31:17 -0700
All right, List Members:
I've read the few critiques that have appeared so far concerning the
BSA Exploring Executive position, and the comments on Exploring within a
Council Exploring format. As a District Executive with Exploring
responsibility, I've had a two districts with little inter-post activity,
and one with a very high level of inter-post activity -- indeed, an
extremely active Explorer sports league had developed well before I got
there and continues today (not because of me but I think not in spite of
me, either). All three of my districts have been "rural" districts,
60-75-100 miles from Council headquarters. The people in the active
district Exploring program were also very actively involved in the
Council Exploring program -- regularly driving 75+ miles to the EOA
(Exploring Officers' Association) meetings and regularly participating in
the Council Exploring events (Explorer Olympics, ushering LSU games,
Baton Rouge After Dark, etc.).
Now my question for you is this: what do you want from your Council
Exploring Executive? What would the 'ideal' EE do? For your unit? For
your district? For your council? For the EOA/EPA (Exploring Presidents'
What kinds of activities would you want the EE to support? What would
the EE's priorities be?
Who knows? Maybe my next assignment will see me in a Council
Exploring position and your answers may help me.
More likely, maybe the answers will help you work with your EE to make
the program better in your council.
Craig Bond, SDE
All the most important decisions in life are based on insufficient data.