Rainman, Ask the RT Commish's if they need an extra STAFF members. I can't see how the age would limit you there.
Anyone can take Commish training so go ahead and do that to get an idea of what the job entails.
I think working with a Unit in another position for a few years would really help you in the transition from Scout to Scouter and give you a more rounded prospective of your adult volunteer career opportunities.
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- Feb 2011
- May 2011
Mouse spasm, SP? Well, were I still a unit CC, I would inform my UC Nag that there are no such registered positions in a unit such as "Membership Chair" or "Advancement Chair"...they are all "MC" or members of the committee. How I choose to divvy up the duties is an unit internal issue (or not). It's not the job of the DE, DC or UC to micromanage the internal management of units.
- Jun 2002
Pappydaddy, BDPT and SP hit the sweet spot....
UCs recruited solely to nag the units, fill spots on the roster for JTE, and otherwise annoy or micromanage the unit, bolster the negative reputation the UC corps has rightfully earned over the years.
- Aug 2008
With no disrespect intended, I've been in similar shoes so I know a bit, but 1) Officially you are too young as you do need to be 21 and B) there will be some who will completely ignore you, think you do not know anything, etc etc.
As someone mentioned, if you want to serve on the district level you can be registered in the College Scouter Reserve, the only district position available to 18-21 yos. (BD, FYI college got into the situation because that is the official title of the position, and it's a district level one. I've seen it used to help some folks stay registered in college and heard about it for military folks. 92U is the Unit College Scouter Reserve position as is different). I know of one person in that position who was active on the district level under 21.
Another option is to get active with the OA, especially as chapter chief. While not commonly known, CCs are defacto members of the district committee. I've seen 2 or 3 do so, and most folks do not know that.
No matter what you do, be prepared for some negativity about your involvement on the district level. When I was a 21-22yo chapter adviser, I was ignored, patronized, told I don't know what I'm doing yelled at, etc b/c of my age. Just don't let it get you down.
- May 2008
What I meant was that nobody had said anything about rainman being in college. He's 18. That's all we know. Might still be in high school. 92U has nothing to do with it.
- Mar 2012