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District Chairman
District Vice Chair
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District Commissioner
Assistant District Commissioner
Unit Commissioners
Roundtable Commissioners

Vice Chair – Marketing
Publicity Chair
Webmaster

Vice Chair – Finance
Friends of Scouting (FOS) Chair
Family Friends of Scouting Chair
Community Friends of Scouting Chair
Popcorn Chair

Vice Chair – Membership
Alumni Chair
Charter Organization Liason
Join Scouting Night Chair
New Unit Organizer
Open House Coordinator
Relationships Chair
Webelos Transition Chair
Exploring Representitive
Vice Chair – Program
Activities & Civic Services Chair
Awards Dinner and Annual Breakfast Chair
Inter-Troop Sporting Events Coodinator
International Scouting Chair
Pinewood Super Derby Chair
Scouting for Food Chair
STEM Coodinator
Advancement & Recognition Chair
District Award of Merit Review Chair
Hornaday Award Advisor
Merit Badge Dean
Scouter Recognition Chair
Outdoor Adventure (Camping) Chair
Camporee Chief
Day Camp Director
High Adventure Chair
Inter-Council Camp Promoter
Shooting Sports Chair
Training Chair
Training Committee (Cub, Scout, Varsity and Venturing Trainers)
LDS Training Liason
Wood Badge Training Coordinator
Disability Awareness Chair
Health & Safety Chair
Venturing Chair

 
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The District Executive (DE)

The Council Professional assigned to the District.The District Executive is your special Scouting friend and counselor, the full-time Scouting professional in the District. He or she is employed by the Council and reports to the Council Scout Executive. The District Executive is the only Scouter in the District other than Commissioners who wears the wreath of service in their badge of office. You can expect your District Executive to:

  • Provide professional coaching
  • Propose unit service plans for your consideration
  • Give inspiration and encouragement
  • Maintain regular contact with the heads of your chartered organizations
  • Provide vital behind-the-scenes administrative skills
  • Work with and support volunteers

District Committee leadership includes the District Chairman, one or more Vice Chairmen, and Chairmen for the Marketing, Membership, Finance, and Program Committees. The Program function includes tasks to be performed related to Training, Advancement/Recognition, Camp Promotion/Outdoor, and Activities/Civic Service. The District Chairman also appoints special and ad hoc committees. The District Commissioner provides communication with the Commissioner Staff and the condition of all Scout Units.

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District Chairman

Overview:

The district Chairman should be a person who is recognized in the community as outstanding because of his character and achievements as a leader with executive ability. He/She has a positive personality and organizational experience that inspires others to support Scouting. Because of his/her business and social relationship, he/she is able to help the district secure adequate financial support from within the district service area.

Role:

  • With the district executive, plans and presides over monthly district committee meeting.
  • Serves as part of the “Key 3” and works with the district commissioner and district executive to ensure the success of Scouting units within the district.
  • Helps identify and recruit various operating committee chairmen.
  • Initiates plans and helps operating chairmen recruit an adequate number of volunteers to carry out the functions of the district (membership, finance, and program).
  • Help set district goals and strive to attain the Journey to Excellence Award.

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9pm
  • Bi-monthly “Key 3” meetings (when convenient for all three)
  • Quarterly Council “Key 3” meetings
  • Occasional attendance at Roundtables, Eagle Courts of Honor, or other district events.
  • Executive Board Meetings (5 per year)
  • Key Scouter Training
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District Vice Chair

  • Responsible to the District Chair
  • Recruit the Activities, Advancement & Recognition, Camp Promotion, Civic Service, Outdoor, and Training Committee Chairs
  • Ensure District operating committee chairs and committee members are trained to carry out the functions of the District
  • Help District operating committee chairs recruit members of their committees
  • Plan (with the DE) the District’s annual program planning conference and program review meeting
  • Coordinate with operating committee chairs the District’s annual program calendar
  • In cooperation with the DE, 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

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Vice Chair – Marketing

Overview:

Use every available opportunity to expose Scouting to the community

Position reports to the District Chairman and serves on the Council Marketing Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with membership, Activities and Alumni committees to aide in providing marketing opportunities in the community.
  • Encourage units to provide newsworthy stories such as Eagle projects and outings to the local media.
  • Oversee Publicity/ Newsletter Committee for production and quality of the District Newsflash, and the electronic newsletter.
  • Oversee District Webmaster and assist with the maintenance of the District page of the NCAC website.
  • Establish relationships with local media to market various national and council initiatives in the district, such as Join Scouting Night, Special awards and achievements and Scouting for Food.
  • Assist unit leaders in promoting unit activities.
  • Encourage leaders to provide accounts of recent outings for use in The Scouter Digest and Council Facebook page.
  • Raise awareness of Scouting service in local community through local media contacts.
  • Recruit a volunteer to explore and help establish District social media page.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Quarterly Council Marketing Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable and district events, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training

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Publicity Chair

Overview

Reports to the District Marketing Chair

Publicize Scouting stories to the community through media outlets, newspapers, and newsletters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Post Monthly District Newsletter “The Blue Blaze
  • Attend monthly Roundtables, District Committee meetings and Commissioner meetings to maintain up to date information for publication.
  • Maintain list of emails on the list server via POMMO software and use the list to send out mass mailings to the District.
  • Collect Scouting stories from units to publicize in newspapers and newsletter.
  • Submit exceptional stories to the Council for use in Scouters Digest and E-Source.
  • Work with Appalachian Trail District to update history of Scouting in FrederickCounty.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments

  • Monthly roundtables, District Committee, and Commissioner meetings
  • Work with Marketing Chair to attend Council Marketing Committee meetings.
  • Attend District Activities to gain information for news sources.

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Webmaster

Overview

Serve on the Council Webmaster Committee, and receive training

Specific responsibilities

  • Report to the Vice Chair of Marketing
  • Keep District Website Fresh and updated with current information
  • Share significant Scouting stories on website
  • Attend District Committee meetings and Roundtables to report on website current information.
  • Promote District Activities on website
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Vice Chair – Membership

Overview:

Position reports to the District Chairman and serves on the Council Membership Committee.

Ensure that every available youth in the District has the opportunity to join a quality Scouting program.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Working with the District Key 3, establish plan and objective for annual membership growth.
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers for:
  • Join Scouting Night
  • Relationships committee
  • Troop Open house
  • New Unit Organizers
  • Webelos Transition
  • Work with District Commissioner and training committee to provide training and commissioner support for new units.
  • Work with commissioners on annual membership survey.
  • Implement annual membership plan encouraging year-round recruitment in accordance with the Council Strategic Long Range Plan.
  • Work with Marketing Committee to showcase Scouting to the community
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9pm
  • Quarterly Council membership meetings.
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for membership committee presentations (JSN, Webelos Transition, etc).
  • Key Scouter Training

Direct Reports:

  • District Relations Chair
  • District Webelos Transition Chair
  • District Join Scouting Night (JSN) Chair
  • District Alumni Chair
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Relationships Chair

Overview:

Position reports the Vice Chair for Membership and serves on the Council Relationships Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen existing relationships with Chartering Organizations.
  • Identify and cultivate new potential Chartering Organizations.
  • Promote religious awards and other recognition related to specific chartered organizations (American Legion Scholarship, etc)
  • Form and lead committee of representatives of major religious denominations and cultural groups that make up the community. (Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Spanish speaking, Asian, etc.)
  • Help committees and professional staff understand the needs, objectives and operation of various chartered organizations.
  • Work with the Scouting Unlimited Committee to enhance awareness of Scouts with disabilities
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9pm
  • Quarterly Council Relationship Committee meetings.
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for presentations (Religious Awards, presentations, etc.).
  • Key Scouter Training

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Webelos Transition Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the Vice Chair for Membership.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Encourage year-round Pack to Troop relationship.
  • Prepare inventory of all second year Webelos in September.
  • Track movement of all Webelos to Troops.
  • Encourage Webelos leaders to graduate Webelos in early Spring.
  • Keep records on Pack graduation dates.
  • Follow up with Troops in the spring to ensure new Scouts are registered.
  • Follow up with Webelos who have not joined a troop to offer them opportunity to join.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings as needed to report on status of transition
  • Attend Unit Committee meetings as needed to assist with Transition.
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for presentations to Packs and Troops.
  • Key Scouter Training

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Join Scouting Night Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the Vice Chair for Membership.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Implement Council Join Scouting night Plan in the district.
  • Conduct district Join Scouting Night training session for all Cub Leaders.
  • Identify unit JSN/ membership coordinators to be in charge of recruiting efforts
  • Collect information on all Join Scout Nights in the district:
  • School
  • Date of Boy Talk
  • Date of JSN
  • Date and time of Rally
  • Numbers of Flyers needed
  • Contact info of Pack JSN Coordinator
  • Recruit JSN team to attend unit rally nights to collect applications and assist with boy talks.
  • Assist Membership Committee on Join Scout Night rallies for new cub packs, as needed.
  • Develop new ideas to help units promote Join Scouting Night in the community.
  • Conduct follow-up of unit JSN activities to help District achieve annual membership goals.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings to address progress of JSN seasons (spring and fall)
  • Attend Unit Join Scout Nights as needed.
  • Council JSN Training meeting.
  • District JSN Training (date to be set by JSN Chairman).
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for presentations.
  • Key Scouter Training

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Alumni Chair

Overview

To Recruit, Rekindle, and Reengage former Scouts, Scouters, volunteers and community leaders whose lives have been positively impacted by the Boy Scouts and its programs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead District Scouting Alumni Association complete with database and website link.
  • Work with marketing chair to gain exposure in the community to help identify Scouting Alumni.
  • Promote Alumni Association at roundtables, camporees, service clubs, veterans clubs, churches, etc.
  • Establish and maintain database and news on District website.
  • Help promote 
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  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift.

Time commitments:

  • Monthly District committee meetings.
  • Attend Council Alumni meetings
  • Attend roundtables as needed for presentations
  • Key Scouter Training

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New Unit Organizer

Overview

Reports to District Vice Chair-Membership

Work as a liaison with new unit organizing committee and District to identify potential Charter partners. Assist with selling the Scouting and Explorer programs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Form a new unit organizing committee
  • Recruit specialized help with the different Scouting programs (Cubs, Boy Scouts, Venturing) and Exploring
  • Encourage potential new units to follow the 12 step program and earn the William D. Boyce New unit organizer recognition.
  • Ensure that New units are aware of training obligations and opportunities (work with training committee)
  • Work with District Commissioner and New Unit Commissioner for commissioner support.
  • Work with relationship committee to build resource of religious institutions that already have Scouting programs and those do not, but could use the Scouting program.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Open House Coordinator

Overview

Encourage Troops to support year round recruitment and have effective Troop open house activities

Specific responsibilities

  • Track Troop open house dates and activities for ALL Boy Scout Troops
  • Promote opportunities for Troops to use to recruit youth in the community
  • Make sure all Troop Be-A-Scout” pin identifications are up to date
  • Recognize and reward Troops for following the Troop Open House Plan
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Charter Organization Liason

Overview

Coordinate with District Charter Organization representatives to be trained and operate accordingly by assisting them with their responsibilities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Track database to ensure all COR receive training
  • Encourage all CORs to participate with the District Annual Meeting to vote on District Committee representatives.
  • Be a guide to CORs in their responsibilities
  • Work with District Scouting Professional with IH/ COR annual visits.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Exploring Representitive

Overview

Represent District on Council Exploring Committee and promote activities and events. Identify community businesses and services to sponsor Explorer Posts.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Identify organizations and businesses to partner with to sponsor Explorer Posts
  • Work with existing Post(s) about exploring activities that are available
  • Help secure Career Interest Surveys to area high schools and share results with FCPS
  • Help promote Exploring in Community
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Vice Chair – Program

Overview:

Position reports to the District Chairman and serves on the Council Program Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Recruit full staff to handle activities, advancement, training, and camping promotions within the district
  • Promote Goshen Scout Reservation, CampWilliam B. Snyder and Cub Scout Day Camp,
  • Promote high Adventure and International opportunities
  • Work with Training Chair to promote and encourage training of ALL leaders. Help promote supplemental training such as (Pow Wow, Wood Badge, Powderhorn, etc).
  • Work with Activities Chair to promote and run district activities.
  • Work with District Eagle Award Chair with Eagle Boards of Review.
  • Assist District Merit Badge Dean maintain list of Merit Badge Counselors.
  • Promote youth and adult awards.
  • Work with Advancement Chair to monitor Unit advancement.
  • Assist Health and Safety Chair with issues.
  • Promote Council events such as Program Launch and University of Scouting.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9pm
  • Council Program meetings on the third Monday of every other month, beginning in September.
  • Attend Roundtable, District and Council events, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training (June 12, 2010, CampWilliam B. Snyder)

Direct Reports:

  • District Activities Chair
  • District Training Chair
  • District Advancement Chair
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Activities & Civic Services Chair

Overview:

Position reports directly to the Vice Chair for Program and serves on the Council Activities Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a plan for limited district level activities/services
  • Recruit Chairman for the following:
  • Webelos Mountain
  • District Venturing Event
  • Super Derby
  • Scouting for food
  • Inter Troop Sports
  • District Breakfast
  • District Dinner
  • Recruit and train district volunteers as needed.
  • Promote Council activities such as; Scouting on the Mall and Program Launch.
  • Promote monthly activities/outings at the unit level.
  • Assist in activity budget planning.
  • Encourage Good Turn ideas through unit participation in community projects.
  • Work with Marketing Chair to promote Scouting at Community events and celebrations(in the Streets, Fourth of July in the Park, Frederick Fair)
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Council Activities Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training
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Awards Dinner and Annual Breakfast Chair

Overview

Plan and organize Annual District Dinner and District Breakfast

Specific Responsibilities

  • Form committee to assist with arrangements:
  • Facilities and fees
  • Meal
  • Marketing/ Publicity
  • Speakers and MC for events
  • Awards/ and recognitions
  • Close all budgets on time
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Pinewood Super Derby Chair

Overview

Facilitate the operation of the district pinewood derby race

Specific responsibilities

  • Recruit committee of volunteers to coordinate and facilitate annual race.
  • Publicize event with units for participation
  • Secure date, time, and location
  • Finalize budget within 30 days
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments

  • Attend monthly Roundtable meetings as needed to promote event
  • Report to District Committee as needed prior and post event to maintain informed communication.
  • Annual event on Saturday in early spring
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Scouting for Food Chair

Overview

Report to Vice Chair of Program, serve on Council Scouting For Food Committee.

Implement District representation on the National Good Turn Scouting for Food.

Specific responsibilities

  • Work with representatives from Scouting units to participate in the National Good Turn, Scouting for Food
  • Coordinate with local Food Pantries and Missions that receive Food
  • Promote within community publications and units about this wonderful effort
  • Retrieve and distribute bags for event.
  • Design unit territories with map and communication
  • Be present during food turn in.
  • Record weights and amounts of food gathered by unit
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Inter-Troop Sporting Events Coodinator

Overview

Conduct local Troop sporting events for healthy Troop competition and physical fitness

Specific Responsibilities

  • Organize, promote and facilitate sporting events
  • Form committee to assist with:
  • Marketing/ publicity
  • Facilities and needed equipment
  • Promote physical fitness within units
  • Find and utilize several sporting possibilities in the community
  • Support and Promote Council “Be Fit Scout” awards and recognition
  • Present recognition at District Dinner/ or suitable event
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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International Scouting Chair

Overview

Serve on Council International Scouting Committee and identify local opportunities to promote international Scouting Events

Specific Responsibilities

  • Promote World Jamboree to local units
  • In Charge of World Friendship/ Fellowship fund at District activities when appropriate
  • Coordinate with any Scouting units conducting international Scouting trips/activities
  • Identify and build relationship with local community international groups
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM) Coodinator

Overview

Represent District and serve on Council STEM Committee and promote S.T.E.M. to district units and community.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Promote STEM awards and recognitions to local units
  • Identify local STEM opportunities for units participate
  • Build relationships with community organizations to promote STEM/ Scouting activities.
  • Help identify organizations to sponsor STEM related Explorer Posts (engineering Post, Bechtel)
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Advancement & Recognition Chair

Overview:

Reports to the Vice Chair for Program and serves on the Council Advancement Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure advancement and recognition remains in accordance with BSA requirements and procedures.
  • Stimulate Advancement and recognition of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Teams, Venture Crews
  • Give special assistance to units with poor advancement progress
  • Recruit and orient enough of the right kind of volunteers for District Advancement Committee.
  • Establish District Advancement goals, develop a plan to achieve goals and track goal attainment.
  • Work with Eagle Board Chair to review and approve Eagle Service project plans and operate monthly district Eagle Boards of Review.
  • Give special assistance to units with poor advancement progress.
  • Recruit and train district merit badge counselors and maintain a district merit badge counselor list.
  • Provide Council with recommendations of youth and adults who qualify for special recognitions(life saving awards or heroism awards, etc.)
  • Recommend unit and district Scouters for special district and council recognition (District award of Merit, Silver Beaver).
  • Help Activities Chair coordinate/ organize Scouter recognition dinner.
  • Plan and staff district Merit Badge Day.
  • Plan Life to Eagle Conferences twice yearly.
  • Promote Internet advancement by all units to maximize effectiveness.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Quarterly Council Advancement Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training
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Merit Badge Dean

Overview

The Merit Badge Dean reports to the District Advancement Chair

Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintains the list of District and Council approved Merit Badge Counselors
  • Promotes and trains new Merit Badge Counselors
  • Assist units in identifying counselors for specific merit badges
  • Identifies and recruits counselors for new and existing merit badges.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments

  • Monthly District Committee and Roundtable meetings
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District Award of Merit Review Chair

  • Chair and recruit District Award of Merit Selection Committee
  • Work with Scouter Recognition Chair for possible nominations
  • Identify Scouters to help complete necessary nomination forms
  • Make sure recipients are present at District Dinner or Alternate arrangements to receive award.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Scouter Recognition Chair

Overview

Work with District Committee and Commissioner Staff to identify District Scouters with awards and recognitions.

Specific responsibilities

  • Identify those Scouters in the District who could qualify to be nominated for District Award of Merit and submit names and forms to DAoM committee.
  • Identify Scouters who could be eligible to receive Silver Beaver Award.
  • Distribute Training Awards to Scouters at Roundtable and District Dinner
  • Keep database of Scouter within the District who have received awards
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Hornaday Award Advisor

Overview

Promote and assist interested units and individuals to receive Hornaday Award and serve on the Council Committee.

Specific responsibilities

  • Be familiar with Hornaday Award requirements for units and individuals.
  • Promote activities that fulfill requirements for the award
  • Assist units with Leave No Trace outdoor activities
  • Build committee with like minded environmental merit badge counselors
  • Promote the Outdoor Code at District Scouting events
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Outdoor Adventure (Camping) Chair

Overview:

Reports to the Vice Chair for Program and serves on the Council Outdoor Adventure Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Promote youth’s interest in camping and outdoor programs:
  • Order of the Arrow
  • Goshen Summer Camp (Webelos and Boy Scout)
  • Programs at CampWilliam B. Snyder
  • National High Adventure and international opportunities
  • Cub Scout Day Camp
  • Cub Scout overnight camping
  • Recruit and orient district volunteers as needed for committee.
  • Ensure that District achieves its camping goals
  • Assist troops and teams to assure outdoor activities include at least 10 days and nights of camping with a long-term summer camp.
  • Promote Cub Scout Parent/Son Weekends.
  • Implement council outdoor program in district.
  • Promote outdoor awards such as the National Summertime Pack Award and National Camping Award.
  • Promote Goshen Scout Reservation and CampWilliam B. Snyder.
  • Work with OA Chapter Promotion team to promote Council camps.
  • Collect summer camp data from each unit annually:
  • Which camp they attend
  • Feedback, complaints, etc.
  • Supervise use of off-council campsites by permits and inspections.
  • Encourage packs to send Cubs and Webelos to summer camp.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Council Camping Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training
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Shooting Sports Chair

Overview

Promotes safe shooting sports activities within district. Aide units with their shooting sports activities. Serves on the Council Shooting Sports Committee.  Approves all shooting sports Merit Badge counselors.

Specific responsibilities

  • Guide District and units of rules for events and possible locations
  • Recruit qualified personnel to secure equipment/ supplies for shooting events
  • Serve on the Council Shooting Sports Committee
  • Help establish future Shooting Clay event for District fundraising activity.
  • Become NRA Training Counselor
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments

Have presence at monthly District Committee and roundtable meetings as needed.

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High Adventure Chair

Overview

Report to Vice Chair of Outdoor Adventure, serve on Council High Adventure committee

Specific responsibilities

  • Promote Council and National high adventure activities
  • Assist with unit Tour Plans when needed.
  • Track units that participate in high adventure activities
  • Help publicize unit high adventure activities to community.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Inter-Council Camp Promoter

Overview

Reports to Outdoor Adventure Chair, and promotse camping and outdoor activities at Camp William B. Snyder, Camp Airy and Goshen Scout Reservation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with ALL activities at Camp William B. Snyder, Camp Airy and Goshen Scout Reservation
  • Promote to Scouting units the programs and Facilities
  • Track progress through unit participation of programs and summer activities at or in council summer camps
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Day Camp Director

Overview

Report to Outdoor Adventure Chair. Promote Day Camp to all Cub Scout units in the District. Serve on Council Day Camp committee

Specific Responsibilities

  • Secure Top Leadership positions for District Day Camp
  • CampDirector
  • Program Director
  • Promote/ Market Day Camp to units and Community
  • Track attendance with Unit Day Camp coordinators and Council to make sure everyone is registered.
  • Makes sure budget is closed within 30 days of camp completion
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Camporee Chief

Overview

Make sure District Camporees are successful and fun additions to unit outdoor programs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Secure Host/ staff for District Camporees and ensure proper positions are filled:
  • Facilities
  • Budget/fees accounting
  • Marketing and publicity with units and community
  • Program
  • Safety/first aide
  • All budgets are closed on time
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Training Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the Vice Chair for Program and serves on the Council Training Committee. Responsible for ensuring district/ unit leaders complete all required training and are encouraged to complete all available training.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct training inventory of all registered unit and district level volunteers.
  • Establish district training objectives for each program (Packs, Troops, Teams, and Crews).
  • Offer training opportunities for all unit leaders.
  • Support specialized Council training such as:
  • Pow Wow
  • University of Scouting
  • Powderhorn
  • Kodiak
  • Wood Badge
  • Impessa
  • Evaluate and report on district training courses.
  • Schedule and staff three Cub Leader Training sessions, with Basic Leader Essentials, per year.
  • Encourage and conduct Troop Committee Training to every troop.
  • Schedule one Venturing Leader Training session per year.
  • Schedule and staff two Boy Scout Leader Specific/Outdoor Skills training sessions, with Basic Leader Essentials, per year.
  • Recruit and orient district training committee and faculty as required.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate an annual district training program.
  • Assist District Scouter Recognition Chair with Adult Training Awards program.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Council Training Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Attend district training sessions.
  • Attend Key Scouter Training
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Training Committee  (Cub, Scout, Varsity and Venturing
Trainers)

Overview

Position reports directly to the Vice Chair for Program and serves on the Council Training Committee.  Ensure that the training needs of the district are achieved. Track, lead, inform district and units of training needs and opportunities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works with the District Training Chair to schedule training sessions and follow event timelines for due dates and milestones
  • Organizes staff to train leaders
  • Working with District Training Chair, prepares and submits to all fliers and other appropriate publicity materials
  • With staff, prepares training materials
  • With District Training Chair, arranges to have proper recognitions and awards
  • With District Training Chair, arranges to have registration forms
  • With District Training Chair, arranges to have registration forms submitted to Council
  • With District Training Chair, arranges to have budget, if needed prepared ahead and reviewed prior to submittal
  • With staff, prepares an after-action/lessons learned report
  • Meets with District Units, of the appropriate program area, to determine training needs
  • Working with the district training chair, helps to maintain district training records
  • Working with the district training chair, maintains currency of training materials for specific program area.
  • Working with other program specific training chairs, assists when needed.
  • Support District Community campaign with leadership gift
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LDS Training Liason

Position overview

To ensure the training of all leaders in the LDS units within the district.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with District Training Chair to plan dates, times and locations for training that will be convenient for LDS leaders.
  • To advertise, promote and be available to assist with training.
  • Track all LDS leaders and the training needed to ensure 100% training.
  • Recruit a committee of LDS trainers to assist responsibilities
  • Work with LDS Unit Commissioners for cooperation.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments

  • Needed trainings – usually 4 times per year depending on needs.
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Wood Badge Training Coordinator

Overview

To Promote Woodbadge training to District Scouters and report to District Training Chair.

Specific responsibilities

  • Promote upcoming Woodbadge training opportunities.
  • Help with Woodbadge beading ceremonies
  • Database and track those District Scouters and what patrol they received their beeds
  • Assist local participants with district service opportunities
  • Help guide recent candidates to complete their tickets
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Health & Safety Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the Vice Chair for Program and serves on the Council Health and Safety Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Monitors safety at district events and ensures activities are appropriate and conducted according to BSA policies.
  • Promote First Aid/CPR training opportunities for leaders and youth.
  • Coordinates with Training committee to offer Youth Protection Training, Safety Afloat, and Safe Swim Defense at least twice per year.
  • Provide supplemental training (food safety, prohibited activities, two-deep leadership, etc.) as needed for Roundtable, training sessions, and district events.
  • Promote annual use of (A Time to Tell and It Happened to Me; and Venturing Youth Protection) within all Scouting units.
  • Promote use of online Local and National Tour Plans.
  • Educate unit leaders on Council insurance requirements.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Council Health and Safety Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable and district events, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training
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Venturing Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the Vice Chair for Program and serves on the Council Venturing Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Promote youth and adult Venturing recognition awards.
  • Promote the use of Len’hoksin, National High Adventure Bases, and International Opportunities to Venturing Crews.
  • Coordinates with Training committee to offer Venturing Leader Basic Training at least twice per year.
  • Work with District Venturing Officers Association
  • Promote the council Powder Horn course
  • Establish and maintain a district Kodiak Course
  • Assist LDS Crews in utilizing the Venturing program
  • Run a District Venturing activity and promote the various service area and council Venturing events.
  • Work with Membership committee to start new crews.
  • Work with Commissioner staff to service existing crews.
  • Recruit and train volunteers as needed for a well run Venturing committee.
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Monthly Venturing Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable and district events, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training
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Disability Awareness Chair

Overview

Report to Vice Chair of Programs and serve on the Council Disabilities Committee.

Specific responsibilities

  • Promote Disability Awareness in the community
  • Form committee of Disability Awareness Merit Badge Counselors
  • Work with Community disability Groups to build relationships and address how Scouting may be able to help their programs
  • Address Disability issues with District activities
  • Be a resource for “Scouting With Disabilities” literature
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
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Vice Chair – Finance

Overview:

Position reports to the District Chairman and serves on the Council Finance Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift
  • Support and help achieve district finance goals and attend Council Kick-off.
  • Help identify and recruit chairmen for all four phases of the Friends of Scouting Campaign ( Family, Community, and Major Gifts)
  • Identify and recruit Popcorn Sales Chairman.
  • Identify and recruit Endowment Chairman.
  • Review Unit Money Earning Applications.
  • Be supportive and familiar with Council’s Capital Campaign efforts.
  • Identification and cultivation of new donors
  • Help support Special Event Dinner

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Quarterly Council Finance Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable and district events, (as needed), for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training
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Friends of Scouting (FOS) Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the District Vice Chair for Finance

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Enlist as a contributor to the District Community Campaign.
  • Support and help achieve district finance goals
  • Help identify and recruit chairmen for divisions of the Friends of Scouting Campaign (Family, Community, and Major Gifts)
  • Help recruit chairman for Major Gifts Initiative
  • Be supportive and familiar with Council’s Capital Campaign efforts.
  • Help organize District Community Campaign
  • Identification and cultivation of new donors

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable and district events, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Key Scouter Training

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Family Friends of Scouting Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the District Friends of Scouting Chairman

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Enlist as a contributor.
  • Support and help achieve district finance goals
  • Attend Family FOS Chair training and Council FOS kick-off
  • Collect presentation dates from all units in the district by Dec 31
  • Complete all presentations by March 31
  • Help identify and recruit unit presenters (one for every 3 units)
  • Identify, recruit and train unit coordinators to be successful within their units
  • Identification and cultivation of new donors

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable and district events, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Family FOS Chairman Training
  • Council FOS kick-off
  • FOS Victory Celebration
  • Attend Key Scouter Training

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Community Friends of Scouting Chair

Overview

Promote District Community Fundraising efforts and be in charge of campaign. Report to District Vice Chair of Finance.

Specific responsibilities

  • Encourage District Scouters to participate and track progress
  • Coordinate with District Scouters to serve as Community leaders for individual campaign gifts.
  • Identify community leaders to host smaller community campaigns (Emmitsburg, Thurmont, Frederick, Walkersville, Woodsboro, Mount Pleasant, Mount Airy, etc.)
  • Encourage attendance and participation at Annual Council FOS kickoff Dinner
  • Other Duties as assigned-TBD
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

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Popcorn Chair

Overview:

Position reports to the Vice Chair for Development and serves on the Council Popcorn Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support and strive to achieve the district Popcorn goal.
  • Encourage units to attend budget seminars on unit program/budget planning.
  • Conduct district kickoff.
  • Assist units in placing orders on line.
  • Supervise distribution of product on delivery days.
  • Increase unit participation.
  • Encourage new units to join the sale
  • Support District Community Campaign with leadership gift

Time Commitments:

  • Monthly District Committee meetings
  • Attend Roundtable and district events, as needed, for presentations and promotions.
  • Popcorn Chair training
  • District Kickoff
  • Three Friday/ Saturday delivery dates in the fall
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THE COMMISSIONER CONCEPT: As liason between the local Council and Scouting Units, the Commissioner’s mission is to keep assigned Units operating at maximum efficiency. The Commissioner maintains regular contact with the leaders of the Units, counsels them on where to find assistance, notes any weaknesses in programs, and suggests remedies. The Commissioner is successful when the Units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members.

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District Commissioner

  • Recruit Commissioners so that all Scouting Units in the District receive regular, helpful service including:
    • Assistant District Commissioners
    • Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
    • Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
    • Venturing Roundtable Commissioner
    • Unit Commissioners – enough to serve no more than three Units each
  • Train members of the Commissioner Staff
    • Provide Commissioner Basic training
    • Conduct orientation/personal coaching
    • Guide Commissioners toward Arrowhead Honor and Scouter’s Key
    • Promote continuing education for Commissioners
  • Supervise and motivate UC’s to visit each Unit regularly, identify Unit needs, and make plans to meet Unit needs
  • Administer the annual Commissioner service plan, which gives specific purposes for Commissioner contact with Units at designated times of the year
  • Oversee the Unit charter renewal plan so that each Unit reregisters on time with optimum membership
  • Guide Roundtable Commissioners to ensure that monthly Roundtables are well-attended, and provide practical and exciting Unit program ideas
  • Plan and preside at monthly meetings of the District Commissioner Staff
  • Work with the District Chairman and DE to stimulate and coordinate the work of the District
  • Help meet the District goals
  • Represent the District as a member of the Council Commissioner Cabinet
  • Support local and national Scouting policy, procedures, and practices
  • Attend District Committee meetings to report on conditions of Units and to secure specialized help for Units
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Assistant District Commissioner

  • Report to the District Commissioner
  • Recruit a full staff of Unit Commissioners to serve their assigned Units and area
  • Help the District Commissioner train UC’s and Roundtable Commissioners:
    • Conduct personal coaching/orientation sessions
    • Participate in the formal Basic Training courses
    • Help the UC’s attain the Arrowhead Honor, Scouter’s Key, and Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
  • Attend monthly District Commissioner Staff meetings, including a meeting with your UC’s to review Unit needs
  • Serve Units with no assigned UC
  • Maintain regular contact with UC’s under your supervision:
    • To assess Units’ strengths and weaknesses
    • To help find solutions to Units’ problems
    • To provide information, informal training, program ideas, and recognition
    • To help UC’s work successfully with Unit Committees, Chartered Organization Representatives, and Chartered Organizations
  • Involve Unit adults in training and Roundtables
  • Evaluate at least quarterly, the performance of UC’s and provide the help necessary to give the UC the confidence and expertise to serve assigned Units effectively
  • Support the District’s and Council’s program emphases
  • Become familiar with the program themes offered by the BSA for Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, and Venturing Crews
  • Supervise the operation of the annual service plan for assigned Units
  • Promote proper BSA uniforming standards
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Unit Commissioners

  • Reports to the District Commissioner or Assistant District Commissioner as assigned
  • Helps each Unit earn the Quality Unit Award
  • Use the annual Commissioner service plan, with its scheduled opportunities for Commissioner contact with Units
  • Know each phase of Scouting, its literature, and be able to describe how each works
  • Visit meetings of assigned Units; usually once a month
  • Visit regularly with the Unit leader:
    • Listen to what the Unit leader has to say
    • Offer encouragement and support
    • Using the literature and profile sheet, help the leader see opportunities for improvement
    • Maintain good Unit leader relationships
    • Encourage Unit participation in District and Council events and training
  • Work to ensure effective Unit Committees:
    • Visit with the Unit Committee periodically
    • Observe the Committee, offer suggestions for improvement, and work to solve problems
  • Make certain that proper techniques are used to select and recruit Unit leaders
  • Facilitate on-time charter renewal of all units:
    • Help the Unit conduct a membership inventory of youth and adults
    • Help the Unit Committee Chair conduct the charter renewal meeting
    • See that a completed charter renewal application is returned to the Council Service Center
  • Contact the head of the Chartered Organization following the charter renewal meeting to describe the Unit’s progress and to make arrangements for the charter presentation ceremony
  • Attend all meetings of the Commissioner Staff
  • Become trained:
    • Initial orientation and Basic training
    • Arrowhead Honor and Scouter’s Key
    • Annual Council Commissioner Conference
  • Set the example:
    • Adopt an attitude of helpfulness
    • Keep promises
    • Be concerned about proper uniforming
    • Be diplomatic
  • Know the resources available to the Unit in the neighborhood, District, and Council
  • Conduct own Self-Evaluation
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Roundtable Commissioner

  • Report to the District Commissioner
  • Conduct monthly Roundtable meetings:
    • Develop regular Roundtable plans
    • Participate in the annual Council Roundtable planning conference
    • Meet with the DE and District Commissioner to review the Council’s master Roundtable plan and to adapt to the District plans
    • Lead a monthly Roundtable planning session
    • Use National aids: Boy Scout or Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide, Roundtable Planning Sheets, Scouting Magazine, Program Helps, Boys’ Life, etc
    • Determine what contributions can be made by resource people, and arrange for their participation
  • Recruit Roundtable Staff, as needed, to handle elements, projects, physical arrangements, hosting, and participation
  • Coach the Chartered Organization Representatives
  • Involve Unit adult in training and Roundtables
  • Train Roundtable Staff:
    • Use the Boy Scout or Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide
    • Working well in advance, assign specific Roundtable program projects
    • Follow through with those who have accepted assignments
  • Secure help from Commissioner Staff:
    • Report on Roundtable plans regularly at each District Commissioner Staff meeting
    • Enlist the District Commissioner’s cooperation in getting Unit Commissioners to attend Roundtables
  • Promote Roundtable attendance:
    • Obtain the UC’s help in bringing new leaders to Roundtables
    • Follow up on Units not participating
    • Keep Roundtable attendance records and share them with the District Commissioner
  • Evaluate Roundtables:
    • At least twice a year appraise the effectiveness of Roundtables
    • Seek suggestions from Unit leaders
  • Attend monthly Commissioner Staff meetings; report on the Roundtable program and attendance
Francis Scott Key