Role of Scout Exec.
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 18:39:45 -0500
A few days ago someone, I think it was Barry, but I deleted the original
message and I can't remember for sure, wrote asking about the role of the
Council Scout Executive in dealing with problems between the volunteers and
professional staff. I forwarded the message to our District Exec to see what
his response would be. Here is part of what he had to say:
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The Scout Exec. is reponsibile for its professional staff
and should manage them properly. The bottom line is that the professional
staff is here to serve the units and volunteers and do the best job that they
can. If the professional staff is underperforming or does something wrong and
it is addressed to the the Scout Exec., the Scout Exec needs to take the
proper action or at least welcome the concerns of the volunteers.
Scout Execs are professionals in this Scouting movement and the quality of
these individuals are great or else they wouldn't be where they are. But it
is possible that this situation may happen.
If his Scout Exec continues to look the other way and say "don't bother me,
its not concern" like this Scoutmaster claims and it is the common opinion
amongst everyone, I would suggest that the council board should be notified
of the situation.
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Advancement Chair, Boy Scout Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin
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