Re: Scout Council address HELP HELP
Ian N Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Sun, 4 Aug 1996 08:40:06 +0100
I skipped the original message, so apologies for replying to the list.
British Scouting is organised into Counties ( similar to US councils )
and Districts, which are autonomous Scout Councils and not part of a
council as in BSA.
The Scout Association does not employ " executives " below Headquarters
level, but depends on volunteers at county level. The County Commissioner
is responsible for program and training , and the County Secretary for
administrative matters. Some counties employ part-time or full-time
clerical and administrative staff, often based at a county campsite or
activity centre. You will not find a US-style glass and chrome council office
building with offices for staff and a " service center " and Scout shop !
If you need to contact a county official write to :
County Commissioner for ...
c/o Records Office
The Scout Association
Churchill Industrial Estate
LANCING BN18 8UG
for arrangements for visits etc. write likewise to the ACC (International)
instead of the County Commissioner. As Scout Counties don't follow the
administrative counties it might be wise to enclose a covering letter
explaining that you are looking for the Commissioner for the area which
includes Somethingtown, Barsetshire or whatever. For instance, the five
Scout Counties of Greater London include addresses in parts of Kent,
Surrey, Essex and Middlesex, which is no longer an administrative county
but still exists as a postal designation.
AGSL 25th Greenwich
Scout County of Greater London South
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