Re: Chartered Org. Rep
Fri, 5 Mar 1993 21:04:38 PST
}As a youth member of our organization, you should NOT be aware of a
}chartered rep (probably called a Scouting Coordinator when you were an
}Explorer, since the COR term is quite new).
I think he was call the Institutional Rep.. I was an Explorer when Explorers
were in the process of going co-ed and specialty posts were new. There was
an attempt to attract youth that had never been in Scouts. The material that
the speciality posts received had almost no mention of Scouts.
I wasn't trying to define the entire function of the COR. I was trying to
point out that if his post was a special interest post, providing access
to people working in the area of the specialty is very valuable. I mentioned
it because that's a need unique to special interest posts.
After we planned the meetings for the coming month, we would go to our
Advisor (my Dad) or the IR (my friend's Dad) and ask for a list of names
of people who could help. Our monthly program consisted of a speaker, a
field trip, a couple other activites that related to that month's theme and
a social activity. We could go to either because they both belonged to
our sponcer. If the advisor doesn't belong to the sponcer, the COR would
be the supply for experts.
Our COR probably did many things that I never saw like when I was a Cub
or a Scout.
}As a youth, you should also not be aware of rules, regulations, our ideals
}and aims of Scouting. That is all part of the adjustment to the adult side
Since we planned the activites, we did need to be aware of many of the rules.
Our advisor (who was trained) was there to be sure we followed the rules.
And, to advise us of any rules we didn't know. (Like, No. You can't hold
a raffle to raise money for the trip to the Virgin Islands.)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City