Have you been really involved in the Order and your Lodge? Are you looking for a different experience that can keep you involved, yet offer new challenges? If so, then you should consider becoming a Section G11 Officer.
Officer Candidate Requirements – in order to run for Section Officer, candidate must:
- Be under the age of 21 for the entire term of office (Oct 2, 2022–Oct 1, 2023)
- Be a registered member of the BSA in good standing in a Lodge and Council within the Section boundaries.
- Obtain in advance a written letter of approval from your Scout Executive. All interested candidates must turn this letter (or email) in to the Section Adviser, Nick Pedersen (firstname.lastname@example.org), before 12pm on Saturday, October 1st
Note: Please have a letter or email; a verbal approval from your Lodge Adviser does not count
Section Officers must attend four meetings each year. Necessary transportation and housing will be provided. Candidates for any of the Section
Officer positions must commit to attend all of these meetings if they are elected (Attendance is Mandatory) The meetings are:
- Section Officer Training Seminar (October 20 – 23, 2022 departing late Thurs/early Frida returning late pm on Sunday)
- Winter Council of Chiefs Meeting (February 10-11, 2023)
- Spring Council of Chiefs Meeting (April TBD, 2023)
- 2022 Section C-1A Conclave (Sept 29-Oct 1, 2023)
In addition, the Chief needs to represent the Section at the National Planning Meeting held December 27-30, 2022.
VOTING: Voting for Section Officers will be conducted in accordance with the Field Operations Guide (FOG). Each council in the section, in good standing (renewed its OA charter) with the national service center, may cast one vote per youth member present at the team of the election, up to a maximum of 10 votes, for each office on all ballots. The designated council youth representative must cast their votes in proportion to the poll of the delegates (in whole votes, not fractions).
A nominee must receive a majority (one vote more than fifty percent) of the votes cast on a given ballot to be elected (abstentions do not count as votes cast). Where a majority is not achieved, the nominee(s) receiving the least number of votes is (are) dropped and another vote is taken. This procedure continues until one nominee achieves a majority and is declared elected, or until two ballots in succession result in tie votes and the balloting is declared deadlocked.
Section Roles — each officer will work as a member of the Section Leadership. Typically this includes a biweekly (or more frequent as needed) meeting as well as additional work each week to plan and prepare for the various events, connect with the Lodges, and provide support to Lodges as appropriate. Officers will attend a variety of Lodge events to provide support to the Lodges as needed.
- Chief: Presides over meetings of the Council of Chiefs. He or She provides leadership and motivation at all functions and represents the Section at Area, Regional, and National functions to which she or he is invited. Partners with Lodge Chiefs to coach and build relationships among the Chiefs.
- Vice Chief: Fills in for the Chief as needed, ensures the Section Conclave is promoted in each of the Lodges, and chairs the Lodge Assistance Program. Supports the Lodges through attendance at Winter Fellowships, Lodge Leadership Development, or other programs as needed.
- Secretary: Takes minutes for all meetings and keeps up-to-date roster of the Council of Chiefs. Supports the Lodges through attendance at Winter Fellowships, Lodge Leadership Development, or other programs as needed.