Re: Gettting involved.
(no name) ((no email))
Mon, 6 May 1991 09:19:00 EDT
All (and Aanyone else new):
Wen I transfered from the Bluegrass Council to the National Capitol Area
Council, I had in my hands a transfere form (adult and youth transfer for,
available from your local council). This form provides a good "Scouting resume"
for the incoming Council.
Ask to speak with the Field Director or DE of the incoming Council. Chris is
right, they will take a few minutes and sit down with you. Show a little
professionalism and come ready with some names of the volunteers or pros you
worked with in the previous Council so that ewh
worked with in the previous Council so that they can call (like Chris alluded
to, we live in some dangerous times today...they just wanted to make sure that
you did not "just come in off the street". Also in your inrview, give them
some personal preferances and dislikes (like me, personally I do NOT like
rasing SME or United Wayt funds, do not like Cub Activities much and OA
stuff is okay but I don't want to be there all the time. Also, I DO NOT
want to be "pigionholed" into the "black district" of the CouncilI wanted
to serve as a unit Commissioner or Service Team member because of my unknown
length of stay here....also I wanted to work with the training end of Exploring
and with the local Exploring District Committee...finally, I gave them the
name of my boss and where I worked at so that if nothing else, they could
contact them to get ahold of me.
Scouting is a universal thing. ALL if not most Councils could use a few extra
hands on the district level or with a "down and out" unit. That trip to the
Council office could be the start of a great experience in a new Council...
no matter if you stay there for five weeks (like I did in Alaska), nine months
(Fort Sill/Lawton, Okahoma, where I served as the Council Exploring Chair),
three and half years ( in Germany) and in lots of other locations for
(*hint: the transfer form, when properly signed by a Scout Executive, serves
as your "back up records to those at local Councils and at the regional offices)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City