Good Turn For America: The Commissioner Role
Frances Hensen, Council Commissioner, Baltimore Area Council
Boy Scout Slogan: |
Do a good turn daily.
Good Turn for America
- Multi-Year Initiative
- Supports Council Community Service Projects related to:
- Health Needs
What are our Goals of Good Turn for America?
- To inspire youth and adult leaders in and out of Scouting
to higher levels of service and volunteerism
- To provide additional program experiences to help youth
members learn qualities of good citizenship and gain a
sense of belonging to and being needed in their communities.
- To build service collaborations with community organizations
across every community in the country
- To heighten our nation's awareness of BSA's service commitment
to all communities and citizens.
Who Should Make This Happen?
Local Council and District program people. For example:
- Activities Committees
- Civic Service Committees
- Council Marketing Committee
Role of the Commissioner
- Encourage units as part of a balanced unit program
- Help units learn qualities of good citizenship
- Show unit leaders how a "good turn" can help achieve
rank advancement and other awards
- Share ideas and plans at Roundtables
- Use these projects to strengthen relationships between
units and Chartered Partners
Commissioners should coach Unit Leaders to:
- Participate in Council and District Good Turn for America activities
- Incorporate the Good Turn for America in Unit's Program Plans
- Consider adding community service projects
Unit Leaders can:
- Receive recognition for their Units: www.goodturnforamerica.org
- Coordinate promotional efforts with Council and District
In the Baltimore Area Council