scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Zero Tolerance & Uniforms
Thu Jun 08 2000 - 14:53:42 CDT
I'm willing to acknowledge ignorance about the internal financial
workings of BSA, are you? That is a/the problem - the data are not
BSA is not on the NYSE. But if it were there would be oversight by the
SEC and the executives and board would be responsible to the
stockholders. Annual statements and audits would be a matter of record,
and they could be held accountable.
Compensation, at least could be based upon performance. In the real
world this may not always hold true because stockholders, like voters,
are disbursed and often indifferent to issues beyond the bottom line.
But, as a stakeholder (and possible contributer) you should be
interested in the inner workings (or have that data available for
inspection if you were) rather than accept on blind faith the wisdom of
others. People, sometimes, do not accept their charge and
responsibility to oversee as well or faithfully as you or I might.
Skepticism is a healthy thing.
I would point out that the CSE benefits not just from the fruits of his
labor, but from the labor of others. BSA would not function without the
contributions of volunteers. It is too easy, and clearly wrong, to
attribute the concerns of people solely to envy. Sure, there is some of
that. But, if you believe that this should be pursued at an
intellectual or experiential level then there is a complementary
obligationt that the information and data be readily available so that
any assertions or claims of success may be appropriately, and
> And what say do you have at your place of employment about how the cheif
> executive is compensated?
> Members of the BSA Board are charged with overseeing this area and in
> their wisdom this movement has been served well.
> The vast majority of commentaries on this topic are not intellectually or
> experientially equipped to have much more than an envious opinion, rendered
> in majority because they wish they were the CSE and beneficiaries of the
> fruits of his labor.