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Positive Council Changes during Financial Reorganization

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10 minutes ago, ParkMan said:

I could go with that - but I do believe we'd find a relatively short list. 

The shorter the better!  The fewer things we actually need councils and council employees for, the more room there is for units and volunteers to run Scouting from the bottom up with a focus on unit Scouting and the local community.  I'd add:

Councils:

  • implementation and enforcement of BSA policies
  • management of legal, insurance, and claims matters involving Scouting units, members, and activities
  • specialized training for all units on year-round member recruitment, Webelos/AoL transition to ScoutsBSA, and care and feeding of members and families to improve retention

Council professionals:

  • specially trained escalation point for all issues of member conduct and compliance with BSA policy
  • signing contracts for goods and services on behalf of council (with council board approval / delegated authority)
  • specially trained incident / emergency management point of contact for health and safety issues
  • management of other council employees

 

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1 hour ago, dkurtenbach said:

The shorter the better!  The fewer things we actually need councils and council employees for, the more room there is for units and volunteers to run Scouting from the bottom up with a focus on unit Scouting and the local community.  I'd add:

Councils:

  • implementation and enforcement of BSA policies
  • management of legal, insurance, and claims matters involving Scouting units, members, and activities
  • specialized training for all units on year-round member recruitment, Webelos/AoL transition to ScoutsBSA, and care and feeding of members and families to improve retention

Council professionals:

  • specially trained escalation point for all issues of member conduct and compliance with BSA policy
  • signing contracts for goods and services on behalf of council (with council board approval / delegated authority)
  • specially trained incident / emergency management point of contact for health and safety issues
  • management of other council employees

 

Good list.

For the sake of this discussion, I am going to accept that there is another, district level, list which is separate.

One item I'd suggest need not be a council professional:

  • signing contracts for goods and services on behalf of council (with council board approval / delegated authority)

This could be a volunteer role. 

 

 

 

 

 

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