The Mission of the BSA
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Purpose of the District
A Scouting district is a geographical area of the BSA local council, which is determined by the council executive board. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of Scouting units within the district’s territory. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more youth members receiving a better program. Districts carry out the policies and programs in their respective territories. The purpose of the council is to guide and support its districts for the achievement of the movement’s purpose. Councils establish policies and programs.
The purpose of the Nominating Committee:
The nominating committee refreshes resources of the district committee through the building of a committee that is representative of the district. By developing a committee of top-caliber individuals from the district, the nominating committee will review and provide individuals who can validate community resources. The committee will meet no later than September with completion to present the recommendations to the Council Board of Directors in the December Board Meeting, to identify, orient, and select new district members at large. The Committee should be made up of both Scouters and non-Scouters.
Principal Responsibilities of the Nominating Committee Chair and Committee:
- Chair all meetings of the nominating committee.
- Build a committee of four to eight top-caliber individuals who represent the district in diversity and community.
- With the help of the district chair and district executive, evaluate the effectiveness of all existing district committee members and suggest changes necessary to achieve the district’s mission.
- Solicit the ideas of existing committee members and community leaders for potential new members.
- Be familiar with the job descriptions and responsibilities of the functional positions in the district.
- Through the help of the committee’s members, ensure that all potential members are visited and are committed to active participation.
- Work closely with the district executive to see that all new members are invited to participate in an annual meeting (February Annual Awards banquet & swearing-in of new officers).
- Encourage all newly elected members to attend the new member orientation.
- Encourage all District Committee members to complete District Training.
- We will be sending a current roster of District Leadership – along with identifying current Committee members who are renewing their leadership commitment to stay in a position that will address item #6 above.