Bring both council boards
together in their entirety. After the boards have been
joined, the full board can determine future membership
standards such as: Requiring annual contributions in
order to ensure further participation on the board;
attendance standards; and other engagement metrics. Less
engaged board members may move to the advisory board to
remain engaged with them inthe future.
Full Board meetings on a quarterly schedule at noon on
the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Location of the first two
board meetings will alternate between the Cushman-Watt
Scout Center and Smiser Scout Center headquarters.
Future board meetings could take place primarily at
Cushman-Watt with at least one annual meeting taking
place at Smiser.
Executive Committee initially keeping all existing
Executive Committee members. Meetings on each of the two
months in between each regularly scheduled board
meeting. We intend to develop a strategy for limiting
the size of the Executive Committee, if necessary,
within the first month after the combined Executive
Committee has had a chance to meet.
Both Councils require the same or a greater number of
DEís along with the maintenance of all existing service
centers and scout shops.
Maintain the existing district alignments after the
consolidation and consider further structuring of
districts after the boards have had the opportunity to
come together and fully evaluate field operations.
Both the Rose Bowl district of SGVC and the Urban
Emphasis area of LAAC require council services to
maintain outreach and continue membership growth. We see
value in those efforts given our combined mission of
serving underprivileged youth.
Prior to the consolidation, a process for selecting and
confirming the Scout Executive with key individuals from
each council participating is recommended. Given that
LAAC has a sitting Scout Executive in Chuck Keathley
(who was chosen in the past year after an exhaustive
LAAC selection process), we anticipate his ultimate
confirmation to lead the combined organization. That
being said, the SGVC board will have an opportunity to
interview the Scout Executive to gain insight regarding
his leadership and vision for leading the combined
After the new Scout Executive has been confirmed, the
new council should immediately work with the board on a
new organization structure and determine which staff
members are best positioned to lead each individual job
function. We recommend there be a concerted effort to
make the new organization as efficient as possible. It
is our expectation that we will be able to substantially
upgrade our development and marketing activities by
pooling our two councilís resources and service areas.
This is already being done successfully as we worked
jointly to produce the fall Gala honoring the Women of
The Cushman-Watt Scout Center will serve as the merged
council headquarters. Smiser Scout Center will be
retained and unused portions of the second floor will be
All camps will be retained in the initial phases. After
the boards have come together, we will have a discussion
about the future of Holcomb, Cabrillo, and the strategic
value of any other assets.
Existing office locations will be retained in the merged
council. No additional Scout shops are planned, nor are
there plans to eliminate or consolidate any Scout shops.
The existing delivery mechanism will be retained along
with all Districts and service centers. Scouting in the
field should appear unchanged after the merger, with the
exception of a possible upgraded technology
infrastructure for serving our Scouts.