One of my duties as the District Chair is to sit on the Council Board. After having my second meeting with them today I would have to say they are a dedicated group. Seems like many long-time Scouters from varying business disciplines. They meet at Camp Balboa every other month and as of the end of last year, there are 67 people on the Board.
Among other things we learned Camp Fiesta Island is sold out for all 8 weeks this summer and Mataguay Scout Ranch for 1 of 5 weeks so far. Speaking of Mataguay they are making slow and steady progress on improving it, including the drilling of a new well.
There was also discussion on realigning the Districts expanding from 11 to 12. There has been tremendous growth in the Eastlake area, so the Sweetwater District in particular is way out of balance. More to come on that as the committee meets with the Key 3 from the Districts to get their input. If all goes according to plan, the goal would be to implement the reorganization in 2016.
We were reminded that the Scout Fair is coming up on April 18th and everyone was encouraged to attend!
The Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner is coming up on April 28th and they are looking for sponsors at $150 per Scout. Also will have a great speaker in Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors.
At the National level, the Annual National Meeting is on May 20-22 in Atlanta. Not plan on going myself, but some day I would like to.