Dues collecting - ugh

Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Dues collecting - ugh
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Fri, 12-10-2010 - 1:11pm

Trying to get the money collected for BSA fees / insurance.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 12-10-2010 - 3:01pm

Cheryl, that really stinks.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Sat, 12-11-2010 - 10:46pm

Maybe I don't understand, because I've only done GS not BS, but it seems like your issues are more with policy and council problems than with the adults. (Other than the dues.)

The volunteers shouldn't have to jump through hoops to satisfy council, when they've already DONE what they were supposed to do.

Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 9:39am
I get what you are saying. I really do. It's just that these volunteers have known for months that they either needed to train or turn in their certificates. They have not done it. I know for some of them it is Council's fault, but with all of the new employees at Council the end policy has been to submit certificates or retake the class. They don't feel comfortable taking someone's word.

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Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 9:43am
I built time in to get it done - I have a month to get the money, fill out the paperwork and get all of the sigs. Just want it done ASAP because the holiday messes up 2 weeks for chasing people down. Plus, one of the people I need a sig from for the final paperwork takes vacation during the last week. I have to have his sig on the completed paperwork. Wish I could get it early :)
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 1:22pm

Cheryl's council is requiring all leaders to be trained in order to be re-chartered (registered for the next Scout year).

 

Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 3:03pm
Thanks :)

I've been telling people for months to get their training up to date or to get the certs to me if they already have it. People just put it off because they don't see it as important. It makes me absolutely crazy.

I did set a date with everyone. It'll be a hassle to do new apps again - wish it inconvenienced the other volunteers as much as it does me (running to get sigs / take to council).

I finally retook 2 of my training classes because this is crazy that I have to keep presenting my little certs every year.

Note on online training: Not too keen on the all of the above option.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 8:52am

I had some of my training online a long time ago, but had since changed e-mails and couldn't access my password, so I e-mailed my info and waited forever (as long as I possibly could for a reply before I had to have my trainings turned in again to register as Tiger leader this year).

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 11:26am

"I'm pretty sure our area wants all leaders to be complete on trainings by December too... and background checked (which means they want me to go to whereever someone already has a background check on me... like church or girlscouts... to get a copy and submit it to them so our pack doesn't have to pay for the background checks for every leader..."

Whoa there!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Thu, 12-16-2010 - 8:08am

Thanks,

It's been too long since I looked at one of those adult apps very closely. It's so hard to try to remember everything!

-Jen

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Thu, 12-16-2010 - 8:10am

Oh, and I'm not real sure "who" the requirement came from... I'll double check on that... it was just told to us that we need to have it done at one of our committee meetings, so it may have been council, it may have been the charter org, it may have been decided by the cubmaster/committee chair for all leaders without them realizing the adult app has it built in (just like I forgot).

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