Re: Scouting Coordinator vs Chartered Org Rep
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Wed, 14 Feb 1996 16:40:53 -0600
>A post stated something like "Scouting Coordinators used to be >the term
used, sponsors should change when we do".
What Kathie was talking about, of course, Jim, was NOT the
term you and I use to describe our church's or the military's
folks that work with Scouting units (and other organizations),
but rather the difference between the "old title" for what the BSA
calls the present-day Chartered Organizational Represenative.
We've been through FOUR changes in that name. Earlier BSA documents refer
to the person serving as the "go-between" between
the school, church or community and the BSA as the "Chartered Partner
Representative" for years. Then, in the 50s and 60s, the title was changed
to "Institutional Representative" (or IR). Then
we moved forward to something which more acurately described
the person: Scouting Coordinator (SC). We are now using "Chartered
Organizational Representative" or COR (or CR, as it's
coded on registration documents).
Kathie is correct that we should all be referring to those
*Scouting represenatives* as CORs, but I don't think she was
aware that several churches (as well as the military) STILL use
the term "Scouting Coordinator" for the person that coordinates
ALL Scouting activities within the Church community or within
a military installation. The Scouting Coordinator (me for instance, at
Forts Knox and Gordon) was NOT the "Chartered
Organizational Representative" of the various units; those CORs
reported to me as the Scouting representative to the Commanding
General/Garrison Commander. Likewise, as explained by others,
the COR is NOT always the same person as the "Scouting Coordinator" in
>As SC for my church, my responsibilities and duties extend BEYOND
>coordinating BSA unit activities; I also coordinate with 3 GSUSA >units,and
if any othet youth group not operated in whole by the >church desires to use
our facilities, they too would fall into my >purview.
Hope that helps out, Jim!!
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