Responsibilities of the Program District Advancement and Recognition Chair
Report to district chair. Recruit enough of the right people as activities and civic service, training, camp promotion and outdoor, and advancement and recognition chairs. Ensure that district operating committee chairs and committee members are trained to carry out the functions of the district. Help district operating committee chairs recruit an adequate number of members to carry out the program functions of the district. Plan (with the district executive) the district’s annual program planning conference and program review meeting.
Report to district program chair. Stimulate advancement and recognition of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers. Ensure that advancement and recognition remain in accordance with National Council requirements and procedures. Recruit and orient enough of the right kind of people for the district advancement committee. Establish district advancement goals, develop a plan to achieve goals, and track goal attainment.
Assist packs, troops, teams, and crews, giving special assistance to units with little or no advancement.
Coach troop and team leaders in methods for conducting boards of review and courts of honor.
Recruit and train an adequate group of merit badge counselors for the district.
Produce a district merit badge counselor directory.
Recommend unit and district Scouters for special district and council recognition (lifesaving awards, Silver Beaver, etc.).
Implement council advancement and recognition program.
Review and approve Eagle Scout service project plans.
Participate in or conduct Eagle Scout boards of review.