Re:Recognition Ideas Needed
- From: "David Seibold" <d_seibold@...>
> Subject: Recognition Ideas NeededDavid,
> We have a super DE who is always there when you need him. We would
> like to recognize him somehow at the December roundtable but can't
> think of what to do... We are a small district that is struggling to
> get back on its feet. Our combined Roundtable attendance has gone
> from 4 to 25 people in the past year and we are starting to plan
> district events again after several years of almost nothing. All of
> this development has been under his leadership and inspiration. He
> also holds the position of Council Field Director so he really
> doesn't have much time for us... but he makes time for us!
> anyone have any ideas for me?
> Thanks in advance.
Just a couple of thoughts for you. (1) To thank your DE, don't
go with something from the Scout Shop/National catalog --- they see that
stuff all the time, just like we do, it's just not special enough. (2)
Not a good setting for a gag award, however strong, and sometimes useful,
that tradition is in Scouting. (3) Something decent, made by the
membership, can be really good. Our District has a couple of woodcarvers
among its membership, who can usually be prevailed upon to produce a
carved hiking stick, plaque or something of the sort, suitable for such
occasions. Brainstorm among your District --- many people, especially
the interesting sorts of people who get into Scouting, tend to have other
hobbies that can be valuable resources for your district's needs.
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