In Defense of Commissioners
Wendy Theriault (wendyt@MIGHTY.RIV.EDU)
Wed, 3 Aug 1994 10:04:06 -0400
One of the ongoing problems that commissioners have is fighting
the image of the good ol' boy standing in the back of the meeting
room in his red jacket and drinking coffee. True, there are still some of
those left as well as the meddlers and the invisible commissioners. What's
needed here, just as in any other adult position in scouting, is proper
screening before recruitment and immediate and continual training. The
district must also be committed to quality service to units, not just
filling up a roster with names. A truly good commissioner will honestly
be a friend to the units they serve....not a spy, not an enforcer...but
a valued resource and cheerleader for the unit.
Unit Commissioner, Arrowhead District
Daniel Webster Council N.H.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City