Bruce Dollens (Bruce-Dollens@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 22:38:47 -0500
I would like to get some wisdom from this great list.
I have been asked to be our District's Boy Scout Program Chair. In this
position I have a Training Chairman, Advancement Chairman and an
Activities Chairman that report to me. I have the Training and
Advancement filled with 2 terrific people so far. (The Advancement
Chairman was on my Eagle Board of review in 1987 and the Training
Chairman has had proven success in this position before)
We are going through a transition right now because we have no D.E. and
are going to be taking on part of another district in the near future.
Now I need your wisidom on a few items:
Our district has had a lot of "Mad Scouters" in the last few years
because of district politics. My main goal is to get as many of these
people back as I can. What is a good way to do this (I am 28 years old
and most of these guys are in their late 50's on, I refuese to use the
word old here)
When and if we do take on this new area, what is a good way to start
everything of on the right foot? I am sure their will be some bitter
feelings on both sides. (We have already invited them to join us at our
Freeze-O-Ree in January)
Any words of wisidom for a youngster in his first major district
As I told our District Chairman, my major goal this year is to get
things back to where they should be and spend my 2nd year (If I get
re-appointed) on improving the districts program.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Yours in Scouting,
Advisor - Explorer Post 308
Teha Lanna District Boy Scout Program Chairman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City