Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Fri, 5 Dec 1997 11:51:00 CST
Last night, at the district committee meeting there was yet another
plea to bring in 2 more units before the end of the year or we will
miss being a Quality District for the first time in a LONG time.
I think the criteria for Quality District are a little silly and even
Silly because a fixed area of land cannot keep adding units every
Counter productive because there is incentive to create weak units
that will struggle and fail. There is incentive to split units into smaller
units that may not have the critical mass to "deliver the promise"
In my district we already have more than a 20% increase in number
of youth over year end 1996. Our percentage of service to
available youth is above national average and is the highest of the
12 districts in the council. Yet we will not be a Quality District. We are
meeting our most important mission: delivering Scouting to more
youth than ever before. So who cares how many units we do it with?
Hope someone from National is lurking and will take this to heart.
Peter M. Murphy :: firstname.lastname@example.org
SM T125, TC P125, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City