Re: funds etc?
Monica C. Pilman (TACVMCP@VM.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Wed, 19 Sep 1990 08:48:42 CDT
You have a point about the differences between rich councils/poor councils.
Does the quality of the council generate the wealth, or does the wealth
generate the quality?
In our own council, the DE (district executives) are often percieved as
money grubbing people who never contact you unless they want $$$, and whose
only other concern is getting to send the right "statistics" and meeting the
right "quotas". This causes the volunteers to have a universal distaste
for council employees and events...so much so that we even discuss it at
round table meetings. Yet, I used to belong to a council that was
different: where the DE would call you or visit your unit just to catch
up on what was going on, or to offer their help/advice. They were never
money grubbers or nose-counters, and yet the council always seemed to have
enough funding for its camp maintenance and events, which were always well
organized and well staffed and well attended.
Was it just that they were a rich council to begin with, or did the quality
of their leadership bring in the $$$? I don't really know.
--- Monica Pilman
Cubmaster, Pack 234
New Orleans Area Council
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