The National Council Executive Committee developed a resolution to be presented to the voting members of the National Council at its annual meeting next month. As was expected, there were a variety of opinions on just about every aspect of this topic. While no single policy or approach can accommodate everyone’s views, the Executive Committee unanimously agreed that this is the right step for the BSA. Please use the comments section below to share your thoughts. See you next month!
We are in the listening phase of our Membership Standards Study Initiative where we are giving everyone in the Scouting family an opportunity to share what they think and feel about this issue. We are surveying or interviewing seven groups and will compile the results into a summary report to be given to our volunteer National Officers in April. Is there more we should be doing to listen? Are there people in the Scouting family that we have left out? Please use the comments section below to share your thoughts. See you next month!
As a Scouting employee – whether you work at the National Council or at one of our local councils throughout the country – you are one of our most valuable resources when it comes to delivering our program. To gauge how well we’re supporting you in this mission, we conducted our first-ever online employee engagement and satisfaction survey last July. The survey looked at three critical areas: increasing job satisfaction and performance, evaluating your level of engagement, and improving management training. So how did we do? Please watch this episode to hear about the results. You also may download a brief presentation on the survey’s results. Please use the comments section below to share your thoughts on how we did … Was it what you expected? Why or why not? See you next month!
Big things are in store for the BSA in 2013, from the launch of the new TV show “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?” on the National Geographic Channel, to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit. On the local level, I’m sure the same can be said of your council and its programs. No matter what you have planned for the new year, the secret to success is the same: developing a well-thought-out plan, followed by disciplined execution. What are some of the things your council does to add discipline to your plans, particularly in the areas of recruitment and retention? Please use the comments function below to share your thoughts. See you next month!
The BSA’s National Executive Board recently approved a recommendation to use the Scout Oath and Scout Law across all Scouting programs. While the changes will be phased in over the next several years, it’s important that you understand the reasoning behind this effort, as well as the process we used to arrive at this decision. As always, please use the comments section to share your thoughts and questions about this change.
In this episode, I address a few of the questions I receive about the rapidly approaching 2013 National Scout Jamboree: Will the Summit be ready by next summer? Is it too late to register? What if my council’s contingent is already full? To hear the answers–and to submit a few questions of your own about the jamboree–tune in, and then use the comments feature below the video window.
What do we mean by being relevant? We have many organizations we serve, but I want to focus on the young people. The conversations I have with folks on this topic revolve around three broad categories: program, delivery, and marketing. Let me know your thoughts by using the comments feature.