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Post by C1004 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:24 pm

If what I'm reading on the Scouts Canada Facebook group is correct some of the councils, for now, are doing away with areas in the near future.
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Post by C0331 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:42 pm

That seems to be the rumour heard at PJ19. No official confirmation from National though.
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Post by C0331 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:13 pm

Just in my mailbox this morning:

Over the past few months, we have consulted with other Councils and volunteers to find out what we can do to better provide you with the quality of service you need and deserve. It is clear that we must do more and find innovative ways to support Groups. In order to enhance service to Groups, we will be launching a new Group Support Model. The Group Support Model is a service framework that Councils across Canada are introducing to ensure Group Commissioners have the appropriate tools to deliver a quality Scouting program.

In Central Escarpment Council, you can expect the following under this model:
• A dedicated Relationship Manager, who will reach out to you this summer or fall and set up an introductory meeting to develop a support plan aligned with your Group’s goals. Your Relationship Manager may be a Council Relationship Manager, a Scouting Relationship Manager or a Group Support Scouter—a new volunteer role created to ensure every Group receives the mentorship it needs. (gee: Service Team is back!)
• Access to a new Group Support Centre, an online hub designed to provide Group Commissioners with the answers and resources they need to be successful in their role.
• The Group Commissioner Orientation Program, which was piloted earlier this Scouting Year, will be rolled out automatically to all new Group Commissioners in the coming weeks. Other Group Commissioners who are eligible to participate will be contacted by their Relationship Managers.
• Beginning in the 2019-20 Scouting Year, the Area Support Model will be transitioned to the new Group Support Model. Generally, Areas will remain the same. Please see the table below for a detailed breakdown of what is changing and what is staying the same. Further below, you will find a timeline for our Council's transition to the Group Support Model.

What is staying the same:
• The People: The people who provide support to Groups currently will largely remain the same. Area Commissioners and Area Youth Commissioners and other Area Support Scouters who want to continue providing support to Groups may be invited to do so as Group Support Scouters.
• The Events: Volunteers who coordinate Area events (such as Beaverees and Cuborees) can continue to do so.
• The Camps: Area camp committees will continue to operate with the same volunteer teams.
• The Badges: Area crests will continue to be a part of the formal uniform.
• Sharing Circles, Scouter Clubs, etc.: Where they exist, these communities of practice can continue to operate as normal.

What is changing
• The Area Support Model: The geography-based model of supporting Groups though an Area Key 3 will be transitioned to the Group Support Model.
• Area Key 3 Roles (but not the people): Relationship Managers (such as volunteers in the new Group Support Scouter role and current Scouting Relationship Managers) will replace Area Key 3s as the primary point of support for Groups.

The aim of the Group Support Model is to ensure every Group receives the support it needs. When you hear from your Relationship Manager, take advantage of this opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the new Group Support Model, the Group Support Centre and the Group Commissioner Orientation Program.
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