Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: BSA Organization/National
Re: BSA Organization/National
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 09:11:32 -0400
Not just no email contact, but I couldn't even find a snail mail address nor
the name, phone number, address, ... of any human contact for any
department. This gives me an impression of a supreme bureaucracy where
input from the lowly members is discouraged. I know we're supposed to go
through the chain of command (with all the filters that imposes), and I can
get the addresses I want if I dig for them, but the official BSA web site
doesn't make me feel comfortable that communication is a two-way street with
Heck, I can even email the President of the United States if I want. Yeah,
I know he's got a team to sort through that, but at least it's a sign of
openness. And when I sent an email inviting the President to an Eagle COH,
I received the standard form congratulations shortly thereafter, so I know
the emails do get read.
Oh well, I guess this is just another example of what happens when a good
idea "grows up".
On a related thought, does anyone have an idea of how many people are
employed by the BSA and how many volunteers we have above the troop level in
a "managerial" role, such as ADC's, DC's, committee members, etc.?
SMA - Venture Troop 98
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Finder [SMTP:naraht@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 10:17 AM
> To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: Re: BSA Organiztion/National
> It is NOT that BSA has failed to provide an email contact, its that the
> organization as a matter of considered policy has decided not to have one.