Re: QU - What to do about it
Kirk Barley (kbarley@EROLS.COM)
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 14:06:18 -0800
I disagree with you.
What are your goals for using QU?
I use it to guide and shape the decisions of my units.
Many of the QU items are excellent, and I use QU as a tool to move my
units ahead into 2 deep training, youth protection, 100% Boys Life and
what ever is new on the agenda. These are items that are controllable
by the Committee. Membership is not, especially in Boy Scouts. My
units are aboard military bases and the youth population changes often
and drastically. The leadership changes every three years at best. I
use QU to set these units priorities and to get very busy people to do
things that they wouldn't otherwise do. With a membership requirement,
I lose this tool. If the Webelos leader does a poor job, or holds his
boys past my recharter date (May) then, no matter how good a job a troop
has done it's not a QU. Once it's not, it is twice as hard to get those
good, but hard things done. Give me a measure of membership that makes
sense and they'll achieve it, but a "who's registed" on one particular
day litmus test for quality is wrong.
MCB Quantico VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City