Re: Try again
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 11:25:41 -0500
Bob Taylor wrote something that made me laugh. Sorry, Bob. <g>
> 2. Does your unit have a unit comissioner? unit commissioners are
>supplied by the District upon request from the unit, part of the BSA
>services to the charter organization. a good one can be a valuable resource
>for your unit.
This almost makes it sound like you open up the BSA catalogue and order one
like you do a uniform. "Hello, I need a Unit Commissioner. Can I get one
in extra-useful." <g>
Unit Commissioners (UC) are district level volunteers. Depending upon the
organization of your district, they report either to an Assistant District
Commissioner (ADC) or the District Commissioner (DC).
Each unit should have a commissioner assigned to them. Like many other
things, there is often a shortage of volunteers for this part of the
"invisible empire" and in those cases the DC or ADC should take on the
responsibility of recuiting new UC's and servicing those units himself in
A good UC doesn't hang around the unit *too* much, although he is in regular
contact. I had the analogy made to me of a UC being compared to a
grandparent. They show up to enjoy the fun, "spoil the grandkids", and help
out the "parents" when needed, but don't have direct responsibility for the
day to day operations of the family.
If you don't know who your UC is, contact your DC or District Executive.
You may also want to make it known how long it's been since anyone there
has seen or heard from their UC and suggest it is perhaps time to find one
who's schedule is more in sync with your units needs (be polite... <g> ).
John Pannell, Unit Commissioner
Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92) but will always be an Eagle (1981)
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