Re: I have some doubts.
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Sat, 25 Apr 1992 22:41:00 EDT
The BSA is organized into six geographical Regions, with regional offices
in several major cities in the USA. The Six Regions and their offices
Northeast Region (the northeastern US, Washington DC and the Transatlantic
Council in Europe) New Jersey
Southeast Region (the southeastern US, the Panama Canal Zone (until the
end of this year) Georgia
East Central Region (the midwest section of the nation )
North Central Region (the midsection of the nation....excluding Texas,
Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas)
South Central Region (those five States as listed above and the Direct
Service Council, serving youth in 118 countries worldwide (119 with
the addition of the Country of Panama at the end of this year) )
Western Region (the western states, Alaska, Hawaii, the pacific, and the
Far East Council in Japan)
The South Central Region's offices are
in Texas and the Western Region's in California
(sorry......McGyver's on and I am trying to do
two things at the same time!)
All of the Regions are headed by a Regional President (whom also serve
as National Vice-Presidents of the BSA...) and four Regional Vice-
Presidents (for membership, program, finance, and council support/
administration) whom are elected biyearly (the Regions have their
meetings in the off-years from the national meetings...the next regional
meetings will be in 1993).
The Regions exist to serve as depositories of the various records that
the BSA councils hold and send to the "national offices". This manner
keeps the records in six locations as opposed to one central location.
This also allows for regional management of the BSA's programs.
Each Region also maintains professional and volunteer service records,
serve as gateways for employment, and records training by both
volunteers and professionals. The Cub Scout Day Camp Schools, the
National Camping Schools, and the Woodbadge advanced training courses
are all administered and cleared through the Regional Director and
.....and the volunteer committees thereof...
The Regions also administer the Exploring SeaBadge Course and the
Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Exploring representative programs.....
Finally, the Regional Executive supervises the various Scout Executives
in the nation through six or more Area Directors (an Area is a sub
division of the Region, which may take in one state or part of one
state or more, depending on the number of Councils (between 6-13) in
the Area. The Area Director is the chief "evaluator" of the Council
Executive and his/her staff.... Some Area Directors have additional job'
of managing various parts of the BSA program (for example, one Area
Director may also serve as Regional Order of the Arrow Executive).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City