Re: DE Turnover
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 11 Feb 1994 13:35:47 -0600
> At the risk of starting a firestorm, I would like to ask the following:
> What kind of turnover do other Councils see in District Excutives?
> Do you feel that six in ten years is indicative of a problem?
Well -- here is somethin' I know a great deal about -- last May '93 I was electe
d as Dist. Chairman for a district in Northwest Suburban Council that was slated
to be CLOSED DOWN on JUNE 30, unless I could personally show a reason why NOT!
At the time, I had a D.E. who had been in the district and profession for one ye
ar. In June 1993, that another D.E. in the council was suddenly fired, and my D
.E. was assigned to the district left by this firing. Leaving my district with
a SHARED D.E. with the neighboring district. Now -- this 2nd D.E. had only one
thing that was important - his own gym work, CHICAGO HEALTH CLUB, and his perso
nal success, set up paper units in the other districts, signed on people to the
dist. committee that the chairman did not even know about -- when he tried this
in my district, I went to the Scout Exec. and told him to stop him. They did n
ot -- at summer camp -- my D.E. was fired from camp administrator, since he did
not see fit to stop the dope smoking on camp, or the reason to not go and get dr
unk in town every night, and then the removed him. He came back home to the cou
ncil --- continued to bad mouth --not follow orders from his boss - etc., he was
first on Sept. 21 -- instantly being removed.
So from May to Sept. I had had 2 D.E. and now had NONE. The council then instig
ated the correct procedure of hiring, involving the KEY 3 members from the distr
icts involved. At the end of Nov., we hired yet another new D.E. (new to the pr
ofession) and he remains in both districts. So --- we have had 3 D.E.s in the
first 6 months of my dist. chairman position.
Chicago Area Council over the past 5 years (I just came from that council) has h
ad such a high turnover of D.E.s in the council, that most NEVER reach their fir
st 3 year renewal.
Yes --- being a professional is not something people are staying with well nowad
ays around here ---
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City