It’s an exciting time to be in Scouting! With our move to serve the entire family boys and girls alike we have a chance to reach an entire new generation with our amazing programs. While there are many things to consider, perhaps the most important are the relationships we forge with our chartered organizations. We simply cannot serve youth without their sponsorship and support. It is critical that you meet with your chartered organizations to inform them of the changes facing our organization, and inspire them to join us on this journey. We must remind them of the benefits of Scouting to their communities and to their organizations. Your relationships, your connections and your ability to work with religious organizations, clubs, and community organizations make Scouting possible.
All of us know our programs have a tremendous impact on the youth we serve, on families and the communities they reside in. But how can we make it better? How do we find more volunteers? How do we make sure girls feel welcome in our programs? How do we make sure boys still feel valued? How do we reach more people in religions that we don’t currently serve well? How do we relate to ethnic populations that we aren’t reaching? How do we show compassion for kids who are struggling with their sexual orientation? How do we do a better job serving the low-income community? Its time we don’t do the same old, we need to take risks and think out side of the box. With your help we can make a real difference in our communities through Scouting.
So please join me on the Membership committee and be part of the team that makes a difference and helps all of us grow the best youth program in the country. Please reach out to me directly with your ideas and thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org I’m looking forward on talking with you!
Vice Chair Membership, Quinnipiac District