Very cogent and good advice!
Originally posted on Scouter Adam's Blog:
Tonight was the District Committee meeting. There were several topics. Training, FOS and Recruiting. Blah Blah, Yadda Yadda Yadda…. One of the Commissioners reported about going to a Pack Committee and asking about upcoming events and if they are going to them. Camporee, Cuboree, etc…. They also asked about training.
What they got back was shocking to me and others. “Our Planning Meeting is soon, if we do not have dates, we don’t include it for the year.” What’s OWLS/BALOO….why do we need them?” The Commissioner told us, They don’t speak Scouting like we do in this room. I got his meaning. He also circled back to the Pack Committee asking “Do you go to Roundtable?” No, they do not.
Now, we all know what BALOO/OWLS is and what it’s for. Granted the Annual Planning Meetings are setup to plot out the coming year and set out goals. Most are events that area standard and generally Pack related.