Volunteers and staff of Oregon Trail Council are in the process of developing a strategic plan for our council through 2025. Four committees have been formed to help us in that process.
The four committees that have been formed have some objectives to help us grow Scouting in Oregon Trail Council into the 2025 calendar year. The first committee will take on an exciting task. Their objective is to help us find ways to double our membership by 2025. Marketing, social media, and word of mouth are key components to making that happen.
The second committee’s objective is to evaluate the nine pieces of property that we have then decide on the future for those properties. Which ones do we invest heavily in, which ones do we leave as is, which ones can help us raise funds for the future of Scouting? Are there any that we need to divest ourselves of?
The third committee is taking on the challenge of doubling our $5,000,000 endowment by 2025. That goal will help us put more money into program each year, as well as ensuring the future of Scouting in our council.
The last committee, but certainly not the least important, is looking at our seven districts to see what districts in our council should look like. The goal of this committee is to make sure that we have active, fully staffed District Committees to support all our Packs, Troops, Crews, Posts, and Ships. We need to make sure that the district is built to be successful in that mission. We in Oregon Trail Council believe that Scouting has so much to offer youth and their families, we want to make sure that we are forward looking and ensuring that quality program continues to happen in our council.
I do want to caution our Scouters to understand that we are in the beginning stages of this process. Nothing has been determined yet. The last thing we need is unsubstantiated rumors being spread about what is happening. If you want to know more about what is happening in this process, or want to be involved, please get a hold of me. I also want you all to know that the future of Scouting in Oregon Trail Council is bright. Ask Pack 46 in Winston who had at least 25 youth join Scouting recently. Ask Pack 124 in Brookings who had at least 16 youth join Scouting recently. These are just a couple of examples of the recruiting successes we have had this fall. In addition, we now have Scouting available in Bandon, Myrtle Point, and Yoncalla just to name a few. I am excited about what is happening in Scouting in Oregon Trail Council! I hope you are as well. Thank you all for that you do!!