2017-2019 Long Range Strategic Plan
Dear Scouting Supporter:
This document represents the culmination of many months of work by several groups of diverse individuals who came together to craft our road map for the next three years for the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. They generously donated their time, talents, ideas, and innovations to create a plan to lead us into the future that is not only ambitious, but practical. This plan is also aligned to the National Strategic Plan and Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE). The goal is to align units, districts, and council performance to maximize results in key performance areas that are directly related to producing a successful, growing, and sustainable Scouting program.
Our surveys and research told us that parents want their children to engage in programs that prepare them to make thoughtful, values-based decisions as they progress through their formative years. They want a program that gives their children an opportunity to become better prepared for life and to take pride in their community and country. Parents need opportunities to spend time with their children in quality, family-based activities. Scouting offers all of this and much more. The values of self-discipline, helping others, and participating as an active member of the community are key components of the Scouting program. Leadership skills developed during a child’s involvement in Scouting carry forward to adulthood.
This document provides the concepts and guidelines that are the building blocks for a strong future for our Council. In order to bring these ideals to fruition, your help is needed. The adult volunteers and 5,000 youth in the communities we serve make up the Jayhawk Area Council. It is the sum of all the parts that will allow us to continue the successes of our past while addressing the needs of the future.
Yours in Scouting,
Dr. Brenda Dietrich
Long Range Strategic Planning Chair
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