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Council Commissioner's Message

Commissioner's Corner
April  2014

 

Service Focus for April

Remember to submit your completed Unit Health Assessments to your ADC.  If you did not complete one with your unit during March, this would be a good month to catch.  Don’t miss the opportunity to use this tool to engage with your unit leadership team.


Updated Health Form

National has issued an updated version of the health form used for scouters attending camp.  You can find the updated form at:  http://scout-wire.org/2014/02/28/new-simplified-annual-health-and-medical-record/.   Please share this with your respective unit leadership.



NEW!– JTE District Level Reporting
   
                                        
The JTE District Dashboard went live on Feb. 8.  Those who hold council level positions have been using the JTE Council Dashboard for the past three years.  Our National Office has now rolled out a very similar dashboard for district-level performance tracking.  Many of the numbers on the dashboard come from the BSA system, but others must be self-reported by each district.  The five criteria requiring monthly reporting are:

  • District Fundraising Performance
  • District Fundraising Manpower
  • Chartered Organization Visits
  • Unit Performance
  • District Committee


Two other district criteria (“Market Share” and “Opportunity to Join”) require that total available youth numbers for each district be reported on an annual basis. While council-level figures come directly from ScoutNET, the district values will come from the MyScouting Tools.   In order for the dashboard to have the most impact, I encourage our district leadership teams to develop a system for collecting and reporting the needed data each month. 

If you have access to our council dashboard, you will have access to all the district dashboards. If you do not currently have access and you should (as a district chairman, district commissioner, or district committee member), you need to make sure you are registered correctly by calling our registrar at the Scout Center.  If you are correctly registers you can access the district scorecards by logging on to your MyScouting account, then looking for the Journey to Excellence link on the left. Once you click it, you will be taken to our council JTE dashboard.  A new drop-down menu on our council page will allow you to select all districts or an individual district.

Once we get over the painful “change management” elements of this, the new district dashboard should prove very helpful to our district leadership teams.


Commissioner College – Available Alternative 
 
                                              
For those of you who missed our January College of Commissioner Science and do not want to wait until next January, the Piedmont Appalachian College of Commissioner Science (PACCS) offers a full program of courses to enhance your commissioner experience.   I encourage every commissioner to attend some sort of advanced position training each year.  If you missed our training due to scheduling conflicts, PACCS gives you an excellent college experience and a great opportunity to network with like-minded commissioners. Average attendance at this event is usually around 100 commissioners. If you are interested, please contact:  Hulic Ratterree at  803-327-0731 or 803-517-4766 for an application form.



Council and District Key-Three & Operating Committee Members Training at Philmont

The Southern Region, BSA is hosting a significant training conference at the Philmont Training Center on June 22‐28, 2014.  This is a new and unique course designed to help each (all) council and district Key Three and operating committee members in the Southern Region.  If you are able to attend, I guarantee you will leave Philmont more united and focused and capable of providing your units and youth members with an awesome Scouting experience.

To sign up, please log onto your account at www.myScouting.org and click on the “event registration” tab.  We anticipate that the Southern Region week will fill the entire Philmont Training Center to capacity.  Plan on bringing your spouse, children, and grand‐children and enjoy the magic of Philmont. It is a life changing week for all who are involved and one of the very best weeks you will enjoy as a family.


Thanks to all for an outstanding 2013. Let’s Do It Again in 2014!
 


 

John Sequeira
Council Commissioner
Mecklenburg County Council
Boy Scouts of America

Prepared. ForLife.

 

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