Who’s in Charge?
Since its inception the Boy Scouts of America has followed the lead of Lord Baden Powell in its leadership style. Boy led Troops and an Adult Volunteer lead organization that is professionally guided. This Scout and Adult Volunteer leadership style has never fluctuated or has it been modified within the National, Council, District, or individual Unit’s task assignments. We have the power and control of the Scouting Program as its Scouts and its Adult Volunteers, but it is up to us to take the reins to cause Scouting’s success.
It is our job to take charge and lead the way through our Scouting Adventure. The training and needed information is made available to us to add the knowledge of Scouting to our already strong and expansive abilities. It is up to us to use this added knowledge, these abilities, and these strengths to lead the way in the present and into the future.
It’s time to step up and take charge, volunteer to lead. Sometimes it’s all too easy for us to say others will do it, I’m too busy, or I don’t have the time but remembering the old saying – “ask the busy person they will have time” will cause you a second thought that you have abilities, strengths, and knowledge that will add to Scouting’s betterment . Just say yes to the challenge, get to voice your opinion and have your say in the development, execution, and sustainability of Scouting.
You can be assured that being a Leader in Scouting is one of the most satisfying and rewarding additions you will ever add to your life. It’s your Scouting Adventure, make it your Scouting Program.