Re: BSA Organization (was I have some Doubts)--District [LONG!]
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Thu, 21 May 1992 12:07:00 EDT
Two short comments:
The District Executive (Robert Marks) don't sit around....he is constantly
on the road, working with the volunteer committees and seeing each and
every unit at least once a quarter. He gets much of the paperwork done
for the administration committee...he raises about 60% of the total amount
the finance committee "committed" him to raising for the District's operation..
he works with Farmer Jones to get the farmland for the District Camporee and
the Owen Mall Merchants Association to get the space for the Raingutter
Regatta....and talks with Gloria and her boyfriend Dean (whom is also one of
the Assistant District Commissioners) about problem units in the District.
He also asks Gloria "when are you two getting married?", talks with Rev.
Moore about the upcoming Church revival and how Scouts from his Troop can
be of help in the parking of cars, with Representative Allnuts about how
the BSA cannot allow him to have Scouts on the podium with him but can
provide a honor guard for this "rally" he wants to hold next month...and talking
with his boss and sitting down with her to outline how he will help at the
Summer Camp facility in a few weeks. (remember, his boss is one of the
two Field Directors of the Council....Jamie..)
So, while all of the volunteers are running around, be assured that Rob and
his professional counterparts are doing their roles as well....as well as
taking the slack from the District...because, like in all Districts, there
seems to be a small core of people doing all (most) of the work and because
the administration vice-chair was unable to recriut anyone, its him, one
other person and the DE that is doing much of the admin work.
(and remember, we pay DEs from $16,200 to $18,000 per annum to do this!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City