Re: Distinguished Ast SM Award
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 16 May 1994 08:11:49 CST
On Fri, 13 May 1994 15:19:11 EDT Settummanque, the blackeagle said:
>Joe <21329JW2%MSU.bitnet@UKCC.uky.edu> writes:
>It's NOT your local District Executive that cuts back the cost of the
>awards...it's your District Committee and in particular, the District
>Chair. It's his or her call as to what the awards would be in the
>form of and how much of the District's operating budget gets to go for
Sorry, Mike, but the district doesn't have any funds . . . The cut is by
the council committee, most often by the SE in the name of the Council
President. . . The district may get to manage it's budget but all expenses
go through council!
>Second, have your DE to STAY OUT OF IT, if it's all possible. Yeah,
>he or she HAS to see (and sign, if it's the District Award of Merit or
>the recommendation for the Silver Beaver or other Council or National
>awards), but he or she don't have to be part of the process to
>recommend a specific person! By keeping him or her out of the loop,
>less of this "he got it because he's in with the DE" crap can be
>eliminated (less, but not all...hey, we're all human).
Keeping the DE out of the committee is important but often difficult.
Fortunately we have a DE who works well behind the volunteers. He gets us
what we need to do the job and then lets us do it.
The biggest problem I have encountered is getting volunteers to make
nominations. They always assume someone else will do it.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 18
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