Scout Canada Group and District Organization
Gerry Owen,Summerland Research Station (OWEN@BCRSSU.AGR.CA)
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 16:06:55 -0500
There has being some discussion on how different groups are set up.
I'm fairly new at the bigger picture and only recently volunteered to be
a Group Scouter.
We are part of Scouts Canada and located in the south central area
of British Columbia. Our groups are organized and run under Scouts Canada
rules. We have a group sponsor and as many sections in that group as we
can find volunteers and youth to accommodate. Some groups will have;
Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures usually to about 25 youth in each
section. It's common for a group to have only one or two sections.
Last year our District Committee was eliminated, I've heard two
reasons why; 1. district groups didn't want the committee and 2. Regional
Executive didn't want the committee. I don't really know but I've also
heard the question "What is our Regional Executive doing for our
District?" other than costing us a lot of money.
I volunteered to be a Group Scouter for several reason, some will
show what I think is part of my responsibility. 1.want to see scouting
continue, 2.want to rebuild our group (last year our Beavers and Scout
sections folded, restarted Beavers this year and plan on restarting
Scouts next year), 3.needed some representation to the next higher levels
of management 4.Group Chairpersons usually didn't have program background
5.want to provide continuity in the group between section programs.
I was of the understanding that all of Scouts Canada was being
reorganized this way and we are just one small district learning to cope
with the changes. I'd be interested to hear how other Scout Canada
District are being reorganized to see where its coming from and how to
make the best of what we are given to work with. Some times I wonder if
I really want to get involved in all the politics but I believe that
scouting is worth all the effort I can spare.
Akela and Group Scouter
4th Penticton Scout Group
Penticton, BC, Canada
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