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Pwc gpc merger bo d presentation

  1. 1. Penn’s Woods CouncilGreater Pittsburgh CouncilMerger<br />The Case for a Better Outcome for the Youth in our Community<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Based on key demographics of both Councils, there are significant opportunities for grown in traditional membership, increased retention through quality program, and increased effectiveness of operating committees. From an extensive review of Scout programs, the Joint Study Committee has identified a number of areas that offer the potential for a stronger Scouting program for all youth<br />Development of Inner-city Scouting (Scoutreach) in Johnston and Ebensburg<br />Program opportunities for expansion with greater committee strength, i.e. Day Camp, large scale Camporees<br />Stronger Order of the Arrow Corps with enhanced leadership opportunities<br />Increased marketing and communications, better awareness of program opportunities<br />Integration of dedicated Special Needs Scouting Program<br />Greater differentiation between Camping properties and increased usage<br />Increased year-round Camping opportunities<br />
  3. 3. While greater efficiencies can be obtained and duplication of services can be reduced, the most important conclusion of the Joint Study Committee is:<br />We will have a stronger quality of program and Scouts will have more fun!<br />The combined council would qualify as an XX tier council by national standards.<br />
  4. 4. Youth Focused<br /><ul><li>Stronger quality council level events
  5. 5. More resident camp alternatives
  6. 6. Better attended and enhanced Cub Scout Day camp experiences
  7. 7. Increased youth leadership training options
  8. 8. Availability of Cub Scouts 1-2-3 (Scoutreach)
  9. 9. Availability of Trailblazer (Special Needs)
  10. 10. More critical mass for Venturing and Exploring</li></ul>Development of higher-performing operating committees<br />Improvement/Creation of full compliment of leadership structure<br />Marketing – Develop a stronger local presence<br />Membership – Taking the vales of Scouting to more youth<br />Engagement of Eagle Alumni<br />
  11. 11. Leadership<br />Volunteerism is the spirit that crafted a dynamic Scouting program. Greater critical mass and improved structures will utilize time and talents effectively by:<br />Creating larger Operating Committees<br />Increasing training opportunities<br />Expanding the available talent pool<br />Reduce the necessity for wearing “multiple hats”<br />
  12. 12. District Operations<br />Stronger District Boards<br />Better Field Staff support organized by service area <br />Implement model of specialized staff support with emphasis on traditional membership growth and quality program<br />
  13. 13. Council Operations<br />Greater critical mass to support program delivery<br />New fund-raising opportunities<br />Newly formed board with greater diversity and new leadership<br />Lower proportion of budget on overhead<br />More on direct program support<br />Larger served market for Cub World, Venture Base<br />Enhanced program offerings throughout calendar year<br />
  14. 14. Issues Already Overcome<br />Financial Strength <br />Balanced budgets, clean balance sheets<br />OA <br />Scouts have the ball and seem to know where they want to take it<br />Shared Outcome<br />Fully engaged joint task forces did great work together!<br />Impact on Current Initiatives<br />Development Committee focused on GPC fund-raising; favorable Cub World process check; Field Staff re-org. ahead of schedule; etc.<br />
  15. 15. Next Steps to Work on:<br /><ul><li>Leadership Recruiting
  16. 16. Joint Nominating Committee
  17. 17. District Nominating Process
  18. 18. Program Integration
  19. 19. Joint Program Implementation Committee
  20. 20. Affirmative Vote and Smooth Transition
  21. 21. Distance and Time Commitments</li></ul>Solutions:<br /><ul><li>Board and committee calendars
  22. 22. Volunteer expectations
  23. 23. Technology
  24. 24. Success
  25. 25. Fun</li></li></ul><li>Merger Process Next Steps<br />Assuming affirmative board vote today<br />Commission joint nominating committee and program implementation committee<br />Commission District nominating process<br />Commission Integration Committee<br />Council Vote and Board Leadership Installation <br />April 2011<br />Full Board Installation New Council<br />June 2011<br />Council-wide Camporee<br />Fall 2011<br />
  26. 26. Time to Vote<br />If you think the youth of Greater Pittsburgh Council and Penn’s Woods Council will be better served with stronger programming, stronger adult leadership and more advancement opportunities, vote ‘yes’<br />
  27. 27. Re-Casting Global Theme<br />
  28. 28. Penn’s Woods CouncilGreater Pittsburgh CouncilMerger<br />The Case for a Better Outcome for the Youth in our Community<br />

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