Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: More quickies (?)
Re: More quickies (?)
Sun, 14 Feb 1999 21:59:59 -0600
Heath & Lee Hudson <fbf@ACADIA.NET> wrote and asked:
>1) What do you do if you have a 'bad apple' volunteer in your
>unit, i.e. one who refuses to share responsiblity, to accept new
>volunteers into 'the group'?
Unfortunately, Lee, you can't dictate "professionalism" within a
unit; that must come out from the members of that unit. First,
unless this person is the Chartered Organizational Represenative
(COR), nobody else has a say in which "volunteers" are placed
within the group. Give us more to go by, and I'm sure that
together we can come up with some suggestions and ideas to try.
You don't have to give full names...but give us more than this,
>2) What info does National give to professionals that we lowly
>volunteers do not have access to, i.e. is there really a
>periodical addressing rural/urban areas?
Yep. There's a Rural/Urban Scouter Digest (I believe that's the
name that its going under now) which is produced by the Urban/Rural
Field Service at the National Office. It is NOT just "for the
professionals," however. You can request to be placed on their
mailing list by sending a request to the Urban/Rural Scouting Field
Service, S110, at the National Office address in Texas. There's a
distribution of about 600 of each quarterly issue to the field and
another 100 to 200 or so being placed in bins at the National
Office. The quarterly run is somewhere around 1200, so there's NOT
an issue of "not having enough to go around."
Professionals also receive "ProSpeak" ("professionally speaking"),
a monthly publication which you can also request a copy of from the
Professional Selection Service at the National Office; or better
yet, just ask your District professional to get you a copy. Each
local Council gets about 20 or so extra copies each month and many
of them end up in the "file 13" or "circular file" (the
wastebasket) if they can't come up with other uses for it.
Be forwarned, however, Lee, that both publications contain
information that's also in the bimonthly _Scouting_ that EVERYONE
gets as part of their registration fees. There's very little
information in either publication that doesn't end up in our hands
later on (ProSpeak is really good about it...they alert the
professionals about two months out before it's placed in
>3)How do you go about getting copies of old(?) printed material,
>i.e. Cub Leader Self-Study Guide, Pack Leaders Job Description
What are you looking for, specifically?? There's a lot of us "pack
rats" (no pun intended) here on the list...we may have what you're
looking for. If not, check with your Council office first. They
may have old copies of stuff sitting around gathering dust that
they would be happy to give you outright or for a small fee. Also,
check with adjacent Councils...I've found that the amount of
printed material varies from Council to Council because each
Council has to PAY for those materials, and some Councils have more
money to get materials and others don't.
If you have the BSA stock numbers, that'll help too, because some
of us keep things in those "stock number order" in our own "index
system." If you don't, try to be as descriptive as possible in
what you're looking for...that'll help us that have such materials
in finding the stuff you need and getting it to you.
Also, give us a snail-mail (US Postal Service, or "regular mail")
address in which to send it to you. A lot of times, Lee, people
may not respond here on the list but instead just up and send it to
you. We have a few professionals on this list that will do this,
if the material is considered "regularily obtainable" and if their
Council permits them to do so. There's a few volunteers here that
will do the same.
Great questions...but give us more to work from, please!!
(c) 1999 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") email@example.com
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