1. Online, paperless registration and rechartering – Our council volunteered to help the National Council develop this system. Sam Thompson is our point person at National and Ken Kuhni is our UNPC contact person. We intend to help develop this system and we hope to make a call to our Scouting supporters in the near future to help us find volunteers with the skill sets necessary to complete this project.
2. A Walmart-priced uniform – I didn’t get much interest in this issue, but in defense of the National Council, it was the first time we have brought the issue to their attention. In the meantime, our council is exploring other options, such as more aggressive promotion of activity uniforms and collection and sales of slightly used uniforms.
We believe these are two of the most important issues that the National Council can help our Scouters with at the present time. We have been communicating with National on the online registration and rechartering for a long time and we hope that Sam and Ken can help each other. On the more affordable uniform issue, we intend to take the lead as a council with the activity uniforms and uniform banks and then be grateful if any help comes from National.
If you have questions, concerns, or feedback, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 368-2166. Here is some information regarding a uniform bank.
Author: Stan Lockhart | President, Utah National Parks Council, BSA