Scout Exec. Salaries
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 12:52:37 +0100
Okay, Let's stop comparing apple with oranges, and deal with both
comparables and ranges.
What are the salaries of Scout executives internationally. At the World
level? In the various nations represented on Scouts-L: Great Britain;
New Zealand; Canada; Austrailia; and any other Scouting movements we
What is the salaries of the CEO of the Girl Scouts; Campfire; Indian
Guides; 4-H; etc.
What are the ranges of salaries within Councils: CEs down to DEs?
I'd wager that you ask any CEO from Bill Gates on down (incomewise)
they'd say the thing that keeps them going is job satisfaction, the
challenge, etc., and very few would put salary up there at or near the
very top. The problem is that executives can get hooked on the money -
they live up to their incomes (mortgages, insurance for their families,
etc.), not down to their needs. Income can be addictive - like any
The salary is not a measurement of quality of performance, but
(sometimes) how well the person satisfies the narrow band of persons who
write the checks, and call the tune. Do the volunteers or the boys call
the tune? Or, as it has been suggested on this list, large
corporate/religious power centers that call the tune that Jere plays so
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City