scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Membership Input
Joyce and Jerry Johnson (jjj39@IDT.NET
Tue Jun 20 2000 - 00:23:04 CDT
Mike Walton gave his usual detailed response to the issue. I agree
that the process as he describes it is generally what takes place,
and is somewhat effective. And I think BSA generally does a good
However, one of my duties at work is to survey offices to see how
well they are doing and what we (a regional headquarters) can do to
help them. We do spend a little time looking at the high performing
offices to see what and how they do it, ask for their ideas, as well
to pass on the "You Done Good's".
We spend the majority of our time looking at the poor or marginal
performing offices to see what they need help with. I'm not talking
about beating them over the head, but looking at what help they
REALLY need. Help that the "best" offices don't necessarily need.
We ask for their ideas, and we try hard to implement them, if they
I submit that BSA could and should do something similar. Some folks
need a longer manual, or one with more pictures. Sometimes the
feedback from the mildly disaffected is the best prediction of the
disaster looming just over the horizon. We need to look at both
sides of the penny.
Just my few cents worth--now pass the coffee, Mike.