scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Time off work for Scouting
Mon Jun 19 2000 - 09:11:59 CDT
I consider my job to be solely for the purpose of supporting the rest of my
life, including my Scouting habit, not the other way around <G>.
I have to take vaca time for both week-long summer camp and Fridays off for
weekend trips <sigh>.
For National Jambo last time I went into my (then) boss and said, "Hi boss!
You have a great opportunity to support the BSA!"
Boss, suspiciously: "How's that?"
Me: "You can let me have two weeks paid leave to be on National H&S staff!"
After he got up off the floor laughing hysterically, we got down to the real
discussion. At the end, I got to take my own vacation and unpaid leave for
the overage. The kicker was that later he came to my cubicle and told me his
boss's boss was some high mucky-muck in SE region and I should go look him up
(I never did). What do you bet that HE got time off with pay AND prominent
recognition in the house organ for his community service?
You know what they say: If they pay you to do Scouting, you're a
progessional. If you do it for free, you're a volunteer. If you PAY to do
Scouting, you're a Scouter.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...