Summary of New Strategic Plan
Our mission has not changed, nor have the principles of Scouting. We have a great history, a forthright and honorable tradition, and as we embark upon our second century, we be prepared to meet the needs of tomorrow's families. The method must change to meet the needs of time, but the honor and vision of Scouting remain strong and will propel our mission into its next hundred years. This except was taken from the summary of the new Strategic Plan 2011-2015. The plan includes five guiding principles and our annual focus for the next five years.
Summary of New National Parent Initiative
The mission of this initivative is to create, implement, and grow initiatives that increase participation and the passion of volunteers, especially parents, by promoting parent's understanding, appreciation, and prioritization of Scouting and its importance to their child's development and their Scouting success. This except was taken from the summary of the new National Parent Initiative. Please download the document to read more about specific objectives and parts of the basic program.
NCAC Unit Health Evaluation
The unit-serving executive meets with his/her commissioner team to evaluate the units in the district. Units meeting Quality Unit requirements would normally receive a grade of "good." Units not meeting these requirements will be rated as "fair" or "poor" based on the challenges these unit will face in achieving Quality status. For a more in-depth look at the criteria for determining "fair" or "poor" status, please click on the following link: NCAC Unit Health Evaluation. Notice in the paper we use green, yellow, and red to mean the same as good, fair, or poor respectively.
Unit Action Planning and the Self-Assessment Tools
It has been emphasized many times that the key to a successful unit is planning. The measurement of a unit's success is their achievement of the quality unit award. The commissioner staff is a key component in providing support for their achievement. Unit commissioners are charged with visiting each of their assigned units every month and assisting the units in becoming successful in achieving the quality unit award, thereby improving the retention of youth members. National has created a new process to help unit conduct a self-assessment and create an action plan. To learn more about the new process and obtain copies of the unit self-assessment forms, click on the following link: Unit Action Planning and the Self-Assessment Tools.
Commissioner Roster - October 2012