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  1. So Tonight was the annual meeting and elections....... ....And I'm now on the executive board......only kidding As you all could probably tell many many days ago, I didn't make it. While it is upsetting, I will try to follow your advice and work harder to improve my chances for next year. Thanks again for your support, comments, and thoughts! Yours in scouting, Svendzoid
  2. John, I have nothing to hide with my scouting career. If that makes me undesirable with the executive board then that is their loss.
  3. Baden, While I think everyone realizes my chances are slim to getting elected to the executive board....these post really serve as guidance on how to better position myself for trying again in the future. While I never got my fishing merit badge.....I don't think I am baiting anyone....this is after all a forum where ideas and comments are shared between all. I know I keep posting, but I like to reply to all of those who take time to post responses to my original question...or any issue that has morphed from that original question. I'm sorry you think this is a waste of time,
  4. Old evidence left behind after a decision is made reinforces a belief of gadflyism and advocacy. ....old evidence.....since when did scouting become a criminal investigation.....besides my name only appears on the petition, and I know that every exec board member got a copy...no secret Get with the evidence owner and make it go from the current internet. It'll still be on places like the internet wayback machine, but only certifiable geeks like me go there. Again is this an investigation? .....I thought it was scouting As I said before, this thread is about the age limitation for t
  5. ....again I am over the sale. Back before the executive board voted to sell the camp, I did post here looking for support and for people to sign a petition. However, I did not create or run the website. I have no authority to remove it from the internet, as I am not the owner or the webmaster. There is no current purpose for the website, but I'm afriad you are asking the impossible from me when you say I should take it down. Again this sale issue was over a year ago, and I have since moved on from the camp sale. This tread was created to answer my origanal question of whether there
  6. What web site are you refering to? I'm not the web master of any scouting related web sites! I'm afraid you have the wrong person! Anyway, I don't see what this has to do with my possible involvement with the executive board......besides there were many exec board members against the sale!
  7. My thoughts exactly Neil. I told him that I would love to help!
  8. "Aside from the issue of you not being 21 yet.." According to the Orientation guide for Council Officers and Executive board Members, there is no age limit, meaning that an 18+ year old can serve. "...do you think that part of the reason that the Exec Board wants nothing to do with you, could be the campaign you have been running for over a year now to get the board to not sell certain Council Camps?" Nope, The camp issue ended a long time ago, back in March of 2007. While I was disappointed with the outcome, I have moved on. In fact I was on a division of the Camping Committee th
  9. Bob, You would plan to disrupt and possibly postpone the election process (a meeting of the council body as a whole that only happens once a year), just to try and get yourself on the executive board? And you think this will endear you to the membership how? No, I would not plan to disrupt or postpone the election process, I would be following the policies and procedures in our by-laws which allow for nominations to be made at the meeting, and to postpone the elections if the nomination committee wished to meet again to discuss the new nomination. Following the council by-laws should not
  10. Bob, Okay Sven, I am gonna presume based on your last post that you did not read the resources you asked for a week ago. There is only 1 way to get on the executive board and that is to be elected by the council body. When I said "Even though the nomination committee isn't going to nominate me, there are other ways to get nominated and voted in." I'm referring to having a chartered rep nominate me at the meeting, which I believe is allowed. The nomination committee might have to re-meet and postpone elections for another time (its all in the bylaws). So simply put, if I can get a majority
  11. Well I met with my scout executive and the nomination committee chairman. It was a 2 hour meeting, in which we talked about everything related to the executive board. Of course, they both made it clear that they had no intentions to elect me to the exec board. There reasons varied from the age requirement, to the fact that I had no money to donate, and then that they thought I would not be able to understand the issues that the board faced. While I disagree with their views on what makes a strong executive board, I was glad to be given the opportunity to meat with them. Our ex
  12. svendzoid, I do not want to offend you in any way or squash your enthusiasm but I suspect that if you did manage to get on the CEB that you would not be "welcomed with open arms" by the current members. Maybe I'm speaking from my own personal experience with my local council's board and the way they operate but they appear to be an "ol boys club". That doesn't bother me, although for an organization that promotes friendly, courteous, kind... it sure is unsettling! The first question I recieved was from one of our board members who asked "what are you doing here?" - This seems to be the
  13. The district calendar gave the time. However the Location changes every few months, so no location was listed. (Calendar copied below.) District Committee Meeting Description: District Committee Meeting Start Date/Time: 6/4/2008 7:00:00 PM End Date/Time:6/4/2008 9:00:00 PM Contact E-mail: *******@bsa***.org I sent an email to the DE, He replied with no location, instead he demanded to know why I wanted to attend, and lectured me about how buisness needed to get done at these meetings. (It's funny because I used to volunteer for membership and attended district
  14. I am trying to get involved on the district level...but it is proving to be harder then I thought! It's hard when your District Executive won't tell you the location of the meeting. But again this thread is really about the executive board issue of allowing an 18-21 to serve on the board.
  15. I am trying to get involved on the district level...but it is proving to be harder then I thought!
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