Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Mentoring Packs
Re: Mentoring Packs
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 01:01:42 -0400
A number of Districts have organized Unit Lifesaving teams as a cooperative
venture between the District Membership Chair and Commissioner staff. These
volunteers along with leaders from existing units step in to help a
struggling unit to get re-oriented and to begin the process of recruiting
additional volunteers to grow in the future. In my years of Commissioner
duty I saw situations where these teams were highly effective and others
where they had limited value.
While working as a Commissioner, I developed a quick brief for new Scouters
to use as a guide in recruiting parents, which is now available at:
It is short but has a few good pointers. It may help mentors and new
leaders. A more detailed bit of help can be found at:
where you will find a recruiting plan for an Assistant District Commissioner
to use in getting Unit Commissioners. The same ideas apply to any leadership
job. The advice there can be modified and adapted to many jobs. May be
helpful to your folks.
Mike Bowman, Vice President
U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc.