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District Position Responsibility

The District Chairman

Leads the District and does the following:

  • Identifies and recruits enough people as operating committee chairmen
  • Initiates plans and helps committee chairmen recruit an adequate number of members to carry out the functions of the District
  • Plans ( with the District Executive) and presides at District Committee meetings
  • Works with the District Commissioner and District Executive to stimulate and coordinate the work of the District, to ensure the success of the Scouting units
  • In cooperation with the District Executive, ensures the completions of District goals
  • Represent the District on the Council Executive Board, once elected
  • Recognize individuals, committees, and chartered organizations for their Scouting accomplishments
  • Support local and national Scouting policies, procedures, and practices
  • Help to secure support for Scouting from top community leaders throughout the District
  • Track and attain goals for the District's achievement items

Advancement Chairman

  • Responsible to District Program chairman
  • Stimulate advancement and recognition of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers
  • Ensure that advancement and recognition remain in accordance with National Council's requirements and procedures
  • Recruit and orient District advancement committee
  • Establish advancement goals for District's packs, troops, teams and crews
  • Develop plan to achieve District advancement goals
  • Assist packs, troops, teams and crews: evaluate progress as required
  • Provide Council with recommendations of youth or adults who qualify for special recognition (i.e. carious lifesaving awards)
  • Assist District people in understanding of advancement procedures
  • Coach troop and team leaders in methods for conducting Boards of Reviews and Courts of Honor
  • Give special assistance to troop or team with poor advancement progress
  • Recruit and train District merit badge counselors
  • Produce a District merit badge directory
  • Recommend unit and District Scouters for special District and Council recognition
  • Track and attain advancement objectives
  • Implement Council advancement and recognition program

Finance Chairman

  • Responsible to District Chairman
  • Ensure implementation of Council finance policies
  • Serve as Council finance committee member if stated in Council bylaws
  • Recruit and train committee on tasks provided by Council finance committee
  • Ensure the acquisition of funds for the Council budget
  • Maintain cooperative relationship with United Way
  • Implement Friends of Scouting campaign
  • Develop prospects and retain interest of contributors
  • Support Council "project setting" program
  • Support Council endowment development
  • Inform units of unit financing policy
  • Review units' funding project applications
  • Achieve District's share of Council finance campaign's
  • Support District activities that involve income and expenses, assuring proper policy and adult control

Camping Chairman

  • Responsible to the District Program chairman
  • Develop annual schedule of meetings and projects
  • Recruit and orient District camp committee
  • Understand each unit's camping and outdoor record
  • Implement the Council's outdoor promotion plan in District
  • Assist unit committees in understanding and implementing their year-round outdoor program through personal contacts and Roundtables
  • Promote youth's interest in camping and outdoor programs:
    • Order of the Arrow
    • Summer camp
    • National high-adventure programs
    • Cub Scout day camp
    • Cub Scout outdoor program
  • Assist Council committee with outdoor program facilities
  • Promote National Summertime Pack Award and National Camping Award
  • Promote use of camperships
  • Give guidance on health and safety concerns
  • Supervise use of off-council campsites by permits and
  • Assist troops and teams to assure outdoor activities; including 10 days and nights of camping with a long term summer camp
  • Track and attain camping and outdoor objectives
  • Implement Council camping and outdoor program

District Membership Chairman

  • Responsible to District Chairman
  • Interface with Council Membership/Relations chairman
  • Establish plan and objective for membership growth
  • Recruit and train organizers for units (new and reorganized)
  • Work with District Commissioner and District training team to provide new units with trained personnel
  • Plan and conduct youth-fact and chartered organization surveys
  • Cultivate interest of potential chartered organizations and community groups
  • Organize new packs, troops, teams, crews and posts
  • Analyze District membership figures for all program levels
  • Implement a year round membership plan
  • Identify and conduct recruiting methods for chartered organizations and units:
    • "Together Plan"
    • Conclave (relationships conference)
  • Track and attain membership growth objectives
  • When District has Exploring membership responsibility:
    • Plan and administer Explorer career interest survey
    • Survey potential participating organizations
    • Plan and conduct post's first meeting for youth
    • Assist post committee with program capability inventory
  • Help conduct Exploring impact plan

Activities Chairman

  • Responsible to District Program chairman
  • Develop and implement a plan for activities and civic service projects in District
  • Ensure that activities remain in accordance with National policy
  • Recruit and orient District activities committee
  • Support and strengthen units by assuring program visibility and balance of activities
  • Promote and conduct displays and skill events:
    • Booth shows
    • Expositions
    • Camporees
    • First Aid
    • Swim meets
  • Encourage Good Turn ideas through units' participation in community projects and civic service activities
  • Plan, promote, and conduct special projects:
    • Scouting Anniversary Week activities
    • Demonstrations
    • Window displays
    • Shopping mall shows
    • Religious observance
  • Coordinate activities at District annual meeting and Scouter's recognition dinner
  • Promote proper uniforming at all special events
  • Evaluate progress in implementing an effective program
  • Assist units in accomplishing activities and civic service objectives as required
  • Implement with Council activities and civic service program

Program Chairman

  • Responsible to the District Chairman
  • Recruit enough of the right people as activities and civic service, training, camp promotion and outdoor, and advancement and recognition chairmen
  • Ensure that District operating committee chairmen and committee members are trained to carry out the functions of the District
  • Help District operating committee chairmen recruit an adequate number of members to help carry out the program functions of the District
  • Plan (with the District Executive) the District's annual program planning conference and program preview meeting
  • Coordinate with the operating committee chairmen the District's annual program
  • In cooperation with the District Executive, set goals for the District program committees, track their progress, and ensure the completion of those goals
  • Recognize individuals and committees for their Scouting accomplishments
  • Support local and National Scouting policies, procedures and practices
  • Encourage the District's role to attain public support of Scouting

Training Chairman

  • Responsible to the District Program Chairman
  • Establish district training objectives to train leaders, not just run training courses
  • Participate in Council meetings dealing with training policies, programs and procedures
  • Recruit and orient training committee and faculty team as required
  • Prepare an inventory of all Scouting jobs which require training
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate an annual District training program based on training inventory
  • Evaluate and report on training progress
  • Maintain unit and district training records
  • Offer training opportunities to every unit leader
  • Promote attendance at all training courses
  • Give special assistance to untrained unit leaders
  • Provide a trainer as a new unit is being organized
  • Approve applications for District training recognitions
  • Conduct basic and supplemental pack, troop, team and crew leader training
  • Support Wood Badge training
  • Provide specialized training such as:
    • Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow
    • Den Chief conferences
  • When a District has Exploring responsibilities, assist Explorer post Advisors with basic and supplemental training and provide orientation for elected post officers
  • Track and attain training objectives
  • Implement Council training programs