Professional/ Volunteer Relationships
September 9, 2006
All Scouting is based on relationships
Commissoners and Professionals share the need to build relationships with Units and between Units.
Coupling the two is key to effective support for building scouting.
What defines a good relationship?
Each understands what the other “brings to the table!’
They seek each other’s counsel.
They enjoy each other’s company.
Both partners are aware of their interdependence, they have complete confidence in each other, and they share the same objectives (to help units succeed in providing a quality program for youth)
Professionals cannot do all the work alone
They seek each other counsel
They are Scouting “Friends”
you get paid for this, and I don’t!’
Volunteers work Part-time and Professionals are Full-time, and then some.
Both are dedicated to Scouting principles
Professionals often have more time committed
Deeper and Broader knowledge
Tips for better Relationships
Historically, Scouting’s great success has resulted because of volunteer talent and the professionals who guide and support talented volunteers.
The continuing greatness of Scouting as a volunteer movement is in your capable hands as you and your volunteer team work effectively with your professional adviser