Re: Vacation Time for Scouting
Byron Hynes (bph@GOV.NT.CA)
Thu, 28 Jul 1994 09:19:03 MDT
> Poster: Ian Ford <ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK>
> Subject: Vacation Time for Scouting
> commissioned in the Resreve Forces. One bright chap tried it on for
> Scouts, saying that we were a patriotic organisation serving the youth of
> tomorrow etc. and the company bought the argument ! I haven't checked if
> Do any US employers do likewise ? Is this something that Councils could
> take up with employers ?
As an employee of the Government of the NWT, in Canada, I know we have a
pretty good leave provision in our collective agreement. Everyone gets
3 weeks to start, after two years, its 4 weeks. We get from one to five
extra days for "travel", and if we take leave in non-peak times we get
up to 3 "bonus days".
By using a compressed work week, one can get another 26 days off (but
those hours our worked on the other days.)
Scouting is eligible for "special leave", very similar to what you described,
of up to 5 days at a time, to an absolute maximum of 8 days in a year.
Since it's "discretionary", I don't know of anyone who gets all of that,
but, generally speaking, getting a few days a year is no problem. (A letter
from Scouts is also required).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City