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FrankBoss

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About FrankBoss

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    Norman OK
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    Writer
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    Scouting
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    https://www.facebook.com/FrankBossMedia/
  1. A few good deeds

    Another Scout based story I thought that we should share....
  2. Am I the only one?

    Guys I've read this and have had discussions with some current and ex scouters in my area. It seem what I've been observing has constantly been creeping in on the districts since '09. Its just has turned into something that can't be hidden in the last three years. I don't know what the answer is to fix or adjust this. But I know being silent is not helping anyone. We need more unit's in our area and those units need support from the district and council.. But it seems there is know one checking on the operations of the councils other than than income... FrankBoss
  3. Am I the only one?

    To be honest in my Council and District... "I Think" the culture of the office has turned bad. and it has leached in to the Districts.. Absolute little concern for Program or Volunteers from the professionals and a sole focus on income is a wicked problem... We have no voice in district and council... If you have the wrong message even if it a constructive... your shut down and pushed out. The saddest part for me was that we lost a lot of incredible volunteers over this... FrankBoss
  4. Am I the only one?

    You are somewhat right... I did receive the email. To be fair this email could have matched the last 7 years of email for this even just change the name of the sender.! No! I did not go to this event this year! But! my responses are not with out merit, I did follow up with others on what I missed at this years meeting ( I have been staple at these in the past ) and I do have well over 12 years as a district and council volunteer serving in several positions. District Vice Chair, Assistant District Commissioner and F.F.O.S. Chair to name a few. If you read my post.. I state most volunteers (District and Council) in my area are afraid to comment publicly, for they will be Bullied by the Council Heads in a closed door meetings or Black Listed by the Council's very own Talent Committee. "So is this a regional phenomenon or is it national." We have very unhappy volunteers in our district, and most are walking on egg shells just to stay in the game and some are walking out.... Our Council has put off requested District training for Years... most of the Districts are fumbling around being lead by this years DE (High turn over of course) and not able to function (as the district program manuals state) with out being micro managed by Council. Focus on money drives who is recruited to District positions (A game of Who and How much $$ are they worth ) no joke. So read into it what you will but my question stays the same and if this is not a place for such a question to be aired, then tell me where...you'll be the first to answer ! I have resigned from the Council and District programs, and have chosen to only help the units directly. So I now have freedom to inquire with out penalty... If this is a common problem we are in trouble.. if it's just my area hopefully it can be turned around. I'm not here to polish my halo , just air out what is a major concern. FrankBoss
  5. Am I the only one?

    If you don't facebook .. it should still show up as if your not logged in...but the information is still there I'll see what I can do other wise. FrankBoss
  6. Am I the only one?

    I'm doing a series of post (On FaceBook ) with some observations on my Council and District experience. I was wondering if I was the only one for a while then I started getting emails from local members with the same complaints. So now I wonder if its local problem or a national issue. Heres my First Post... The Key Leaders Letter FrankBoss
  7. Thanks guys.. FrankBoss
  8. The Sentinel - Legend from Scout Camp

    I ask one question.. Who do you view as the Sentinel in the story? Free feel to share. FrankBoss
  9. I posted another story based on a Scout legend I've heard a few times.. this was a hard one to write since the guys telling me about it were so serious and hush hush... but I hate to see these stories get lost in time Link to the story -The Sentinel Spirit FrankBoss
  10. On of my latest stories I've written based on my scouting experience. Feel Free to share Jack the Soldier FrankBoss
  11. Part 2 of the Wootten story

    Just uploaded the second half of the Wootten Lodge story. About a Building that was in Camp George Thomas. the building was part of the Black Beaver District till the Last Frontier Council took it over. Enjoy Wootten Part 2 FrankBoss
  12. 12 points of leadership

    A true story... This was a moment when I had the honor of being a Scout master. I posted it on my Media page... 12 points of Leadership FrankBoss
  13. I've been writing little Stories for a while and blogging a bit. Of course being a diehard Scouter I tend to gravitate to the topic of Scouting. Last year the local council removed a old building and I wanted to share the history to as many scouts as possible... It's a good story! My Series The Legends from Scout Camp "Wootten" Thanks for sharing FrankBoss
  14. Getting a eagle project shot down

    The Scout showed me his notes.. They did touch on the good stuff (Saftey equipment and refreshments) But they said he needed to add "Value" since the fence already existed he could replace the fence and add a park bench. Oh man. I've heard so much of this catch phrase. "Adding Value" It just baffles me... FrankBoss
  15. Getting a eagle project shot down

    well so far what I got was this is no more than maintenance. I think our councils interpretation of the guidelines are needing addressed. I'll see who I need to talk too. Frank
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