Re: Shrinking Unit Commissioner Staff: remedies
Bob Taschler (bob_taschler@PUBLICITAS-USA.COM)
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 13:55:05 -0500
The Unit Commissioner is a tough role to fill and fulfill.
It requires a lot of tact and patience with adults who don't really want you to
It requires a very good working knowledge of scouting and the rules and regs.
It requires excellent management skills to continually follow up without being a
It requires someone with no need for appreciation from the units or the council.
It is a thankless job and Unit Commissioner retention is often difficult.
So, to attract new Unit Commissioners try praise, training, praise, cooperation,
praise, heartfelt invitations to events and camping trips, oh, and did I mention
praise? An occasional cup of coffee and fresh baked goods also go a long way to
say thank you for the thankless job they do. Recognition at Roundtables and year
end picnics also help. Educating the local units as to the role and importance
of the Unit Commissioner wouldn't hurt either.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City