As an organization dedicated to serving youth, we've always aimed to bring Scouting to as many youth and families as possible.
Now, as life get busier and busier, we hear from families and Scouting leaders that there is also a need to help make Scouting more accessible.
For many families, accessibility means finding a way to serve the entire family – including the girls whose brothers and cousins we have sought to serve for years.
As an organization, we have conducted some research on this topic and have started elevating this conversation so we can determine the best path forward, including a recent focus on the topic at the 2017 National Annual Meeting, when Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh outlined what we know so far.
Today, we’d like to bring that presentation to you so we can continue the discussion closer to home. Please take some time to do the following:
- Watch the video (password: 1910BSA!), which includes an introduction from our National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist and the presentation from the Chief Scout Executive,
- Respectfully and thoughtfully discuss the options presented, and
- Provide your name and email address using the digital sign-in sheet so you can provide your input about this discussion. You will receive an email within 24 hours with the subject line ‘BSA Program Discussion’ with a link to the survey.
Your candid feedback is extremely important to us as we determine the correct direction for the Boy Scouts of America at this point in our history.
The feedback from the survey will be collected by the National Council and evaluated by a dedicated volunteer task force comprised of individuals who represent the various geographies and perspectives represented in Scouting today.
Our objective is straightforward: to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible - all while remaining true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.
Thank you for everything you do to make Scouting a pivotal part of our community.
Yours in Scouting,
Scout Executive/ CEO
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/222907705
Online Sign-In Sheet Link: http://scouting.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Gp90QFpWs6O0y9