How to not be helpful

I’d like to continue the series of posts following up on my presentation at last fall’s University of Scouting, in which I offered some suggestions on how committee chairs could better serve their unit committees. We can do this is by viewing our responsibility the way we encourage the boys to: as servant leaders, primarily concerned with the well-being and performance of others on the committee. Continue reading “How to not be helpful”

Five important skills

A committee chair’s job would seem to need to entail many different areas of responsibility, but it can all be handled if you develop five important areas of competence.  These, plus your understanding and knowledge of the Scouting program, can go a long way to helping you be effective and to provide support to your Scoutmaster and your committee. Continue reading “Five important skills”

Management and Leadership

Last Saturday was our Council’s annual University of Scouting. I conducted the session for committee chairs, as mentioned in an earlier post. About twenty fine Scouters were in attendance bright and early, and I hope I didn’t put anyone back to sleep.  It was nice to see everyone, and we had some great questions and observations. As usual, I tried to fill the hour with more material than would fit, and I apologize for  having to cut it short. As promised, though, here is some of what I had hoped to cover. Continue reading “Management and Leadership”