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The National Council has set up a special section on their website to review progress of the 2011-2015 National Council Strategic Plan. If you never checked out the National Strategic Plan, you can check it out as a flipbook or a pdf download (pdf).
The latest update is called: “Strategic Plan Progress Report: Holiday Season 2011“. You can view two videos, the first is the Top Hands presentation on the Strategic Plan, Journey to Excellence, and the Main Thing; the second is a compilation of news broadcasts about The Summit. Also available is information about the pilot Scouting Ambassadors program that helps to welcome new BSA employees into the Scouting family.
This special section of the BSA website introduces the new Scouting Honors Program, which celebrates the achievements of National Council employees when they demonstrate a commitment to the BSA operating principles and deliver a quality Scouting experience to more youth. Three employees were chosen by the Diversity Committee to receive the Silver Blaze Award which was presented at the November National Staff Meeting:
Janine Halverson was recognized for Thinking and Acting in the Greater Interest of the BSA. She gives volunteers everything they need to promote international Scouting which in turn helps in retention of Scouts.
Dan Buckhout was recognized for Thinking Strategically–Acting Boldly. He pioneered the use of QR codes in BSA’s publications and marketing communications.
Corry Kanzenberg, Curator at the National Scouting Museum, was recognized for Practicing Authentic Leadership. After being at the BSA only a few days, she presented a strong case to leadership about not loaning $8 million in BSA artwork to individual donors.
Before leaving, be sure to check out the Strategic Plan Report (pdf), which shows you the goals and progress in each area of the strategic plan.
Soon Scouts nationwide could have the opportunity to participate in two of the activities: all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and personal watercraft (PWC). Now both activites have been authorized for council-level programming.