Re: Council Info
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 25 Nov 1994 10:59:10 CST
Michael Smith <msmith@EMST-DC.PLANSYS.COM> writes:
>Does anyone know if there is a book, listing, source, ftp, www, ... that
>identifies all of the Councils and/or all of the Districts???
Good morning Michael!
There IS a book which lists all of the local Councils and it is
updated each two years to include District names and their Executive's
names. It is called the Local Council Directory, and is restricted to
professional members only. Volunteers can get extracted information
from their local Council's ONE copy, but they cannot get copies of the
Ches Martin and I have put together a pretty accurate Directory (as
accurate as of last summer) for the National Jamboree, and Ches placed
the directory into our archives. The problem is, Michael, that local
Councils are being merged/eliminated at the rate of one per week this
year and one per four weeks next year, so that even the local
Council's copy may NOT be 100 accurate (they are updated each month
through Council pouchmail, so I am pretty sure that that book is the
most accurate document out there).
Part of the reluctance to give out that kind of information is
because it can be used by "enterprising merchandisers" to send
information directly to local Councils for resale instead of through
the BSA's National offices. Local Councils were burned repeatively
during the 50s and 60s, by both reputable firms as well as "one shot
deals" and as a result, that information is considered extremely
confidential. Even as a former Paraprofessional, I am very leerly of
releasing my copies of the OLD versions of the Council Directories,
because of that same concern.
Since Districts can change at will of the local Council, District
information is not normally rendered in most directories.
If you are looking for something with just the Council numbers, name,
and location of the Council headquarters, then you might want to
peruse the archives and find it. If you are looking for something
more, I'm afraid that it just isn't available right now.
There are several "collectors books" out there that have the same
information (except, I believe, the District information), that you
can find in the BSA publication. Many of those books also have copies
of the local Council BSA maps which illustrate where those local
Councils are located too. An excellent but admittely dated
publication is Ches Martin's "CSP and OA Lodge Flap Book", which he
published for his Council's Jamboree contingent a year or so back.
Ches is still an active member of this list, so he may (*hint hint*)
post a note directly to you or post something here reminding us of his
email and snail-mail address.
If you are looking for a location, however, to send transferred Scouts
or Scouters to, then all you have to do is to post your request here
and those Scouters like myself that have access to those directories
can post the address, phone number and the name of a professional that
can assist the person.
Although the list, Michael, is NOT santioned or endorsed by the BSA
(or any other national group, for that matter), we do try to not "bend
the rules" and possibly get our group or ourselves into any kind of
potential trouble with them, and list only that information that we
can do so legally.
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