September 11th, 2007


Ja, ich bin Pfadfinder

The Council Scout Executive just called and asked me to fill another post in the ol' org chart: Chairman of International Scouting or something.

Basically, it's a liaison job that doesn't actually require me to do much, just sort of incarnate international scouting amid my fellow leaders. It doesn't put me on any other boards or committees, so there are no regular meetings to go to.

I am to promote the World Friendship Fund and be a resource for other Scouters planning trips out of the country. That's what it comes down to. And why am I the right person for the job? Well, because I am about the only volunteer in the Council who ever takes Scouts out of the country (bar the occasional toe-over-the-Canadian-line fishing/canoeing trip).

Wow. That's sad. I suppose I should be proud (and I am) of the four Scout trips I've led to other countries, and of the stuff that NAUMS is doing in this area. But, really, I would have thought that others would have been doing some of this. I've known some of them. But they were all in other Councils I've been part of.