Re: Pro Scouter degree fields?
Mark Ray (info@EAGLEBOOK.COM)
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 08:11:35 +0000
As a former D.E., I agree with most of the ideas people have posted
(marketing, business, communications, etc.). I have two additional
First, there's a degree program called American Humanics that deals
directly with nonprofit management. It's offered at a number of schools,
including Murray State University here in Kentucky. Your local Scout
executive should be able to tell you more.
Second, although everyone starts as a DE and spends several years in that
position, there are also some more specialized positions you can get into,
such as finance director, endowment director, program director, marketing
director, etc. And there are even more such opportunities at the national
office. If you have a real interest in one of these areas, you should
consider it as a major. Then, down the road you may find a position that
lets you work in Scouting while also pursuing your speciality.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City