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- I need to find an online version of District Chair/committee training.
I do not have my training box and I am looking for the answer to a
question that was asked of me this morning " What is the process for
approval/election/selection/appointment of a District Committee chair?"
I figured the easiest way would be to look in my sylabus but off course
it is in one place and I am in another. Any help will be greatly
- What you are looking for if the "District Nominating Committee
Worksheet". (#33157C) Your DE should have one on had at all times.
There is also a video (No. AV-06V006).
Basically, the Nominating Committee meets to evaluate current Members
at Large, to insure that they wish to remain on the Dist5ict
Committee. The nominating Committee then accepts nominations from
the members of the district, studies their qualifications, and if
approved, makes contact to insure that they would accept their
During this process the Nominating Committee is evaluating each
current member and each new member to insure that "An individual of
character recognized in the community as outstanding because of
achievements as a leader, with executive recruiting and organizing
ability that will inspire confidence and win support and cooperation
for Scouting. This individual should be acceptable to the business
leaders, the educators, and the religious leadership of the
community" is determined. The Nominating Committee makes contact and
interviews the possible candidate for Chairman.
At the District Annual Meeting (held within 30 days of the Council
Annual Business Meeting) the standing Chainman turns the meeting over
to the Nominating Committee Chairman or his designate. The
Nominating Committee's presents nominees for district members at
large, calls for a motion, second and vote. Nominations from the
floor are not accepted.
The Nominating Committee chair or designate will then present the
committee's nominees for district chairman and vice-chairmen; calls
for a motion, second, and vote.
The District Commissioner is to be an elected member at large, but is
offered for appointment and approval by the council executive board.
If any portion of the Nominating Committee's report is rejected, this
portion must be reintroduced at a special or adjourned or recessed
meeting of the district committee to be held within 30 days of the
In the event that a resolution is still not obtaines, the matter will
be referred to the council president and/or executive board for the
That about covers the high points, but a firm understanding of the
process is necessary for it to be successful.
-- Success is not the destination, it is the journey.