Re: Computing in BSA
Paul Russell (PRUSSELL@IUBVM.BITNET)
Fri, 11 Sep 1992 09:37:06 EST
On Thu, 10 Sep 1992 18:35:04 CDT Settummanque, the blackeagle (502)782-7
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>Okay...now for the highlight. Lots of local Councis have FIBBED to
>about their membership and unit figures....oh, this is isn't anything
>This has been going on for years and years under different formats. Nowthat
>National HAS a tool to discover this irregularity much, much faster and
>to place a stop to it, some local Councils send them ONE set of figures
>through computer modem and fax and send their volunteers and others
>way or large contributers) a higher, more pleasent-looking set.
>Imagine what would happen if someone on, lets say, the Council's
>Committee kept their OWN computerized set of books and they don't jive
>with the announcement from the Council President and Scout Executive
>that "this was our BIGGEST year yet!!" ???
>Or the other way around, that the Council has had a large loss and that
>was NOT the case....or that the Council Camp had a tremendous year and
>Scouts were actually in camp than reported??
I sincerely hope that I have misinterpreted this, because it appears
that you are suggesting that we should not make Council records easily
accessible, because we do not want to run the risk of finding out that
our Council is lying to us. If our Council is lying to us, I darn sure
want to know about it, and I darn sure want to do whatever is necessary
to ensure that it won't happen again. With very few exceptions, I don't
see any reason why all Council records should not be open for review by
any registered Scouter. 'A Scout is Trustworthy' applies to EVERYONE AT
EVERY LEVEL of Scouting, not just the boys in the troop! YiS, pdr
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City