Position Responsibilities

LDS-BSA Relationships Committee Chairman

  • Meet regularly with the Scout executive or designee to develop an effective agenda for your next committee meeting, making sure to address those issues that will strengthen both organizations.
  • Conduct and make assignments at regular committee meetings. Consider creating sub-committees to address specific issues, such as membership, marketing, Friends of Scouting, training, and safety. For example, the membership sub-committee could focus on how to support the “Identify *  Invite *  Include” Scouting Bridge effort. The training sub-committee could focus on promoting leader-specific training, roundtable, Wood Badge, and Philmont attendance.
  • Train and motivate committee members.
  • Lead the way by becoming trained. Attend the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont Scout Ranch and invite stake presidency members from the other stakes to attend as well. Encourage them to bring their families!
  • Develop plans to assist units, districts, and the BSA local council to meet the objectives identified in the Journey to Excellence program.
  • Identify ways to collaborate with the local council executive board, including key community, religious, business, and educational organizations in order to strengthen the Scouting program.

LDS-BSA Relationships Committee Members

  • Actively participate in regularly scheduled relationships committee meetings.
  • Communicate the items discussed in committee meetings with all ward Scouting leaders.
  • Lead the way by becoming trained. Attend the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont Scout Ranch and invite the other stake presidency members in your stake to attend as well. Encourage them to bring their families!
  • Encourage ward Scouting leaders to achieve the objectives identified in Journey to Excellence.
  • Collaborate with the BSA local council executive board, including key community, religious, business, and educational organizations in order to strengthen the Scouting program.

LDS-BSA Relationships Committee Adviser

  • Meet regularly with the LDS-BSA Relationships committee chairman to develop an effective agenda for the next committee meeting, making sure to address those issues that will strengthen both organizations.
  • Train and motivate the council LDS-BSA Relationships chairman and assist him in training and motivating committee members.
  • Attend and actively participate in regular committee meetings
  • Become a resource to the LDS-BSA Relationships committee and diligently strive to identify ways that the local council can strengthen Scouting in the Church.
  • Openly share strategies on how the LDS Scouting program can help to achieve the objectives identified in the Journey to Excellence program.

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