Generally, it’s a bad idea to ask a piece of software to present a statistic of extremely limited usefulness. I’ve done it for the one or two people in my job, nobody else understands it, and then a year (sometimes even a month) later they use it, don’t understand it, and are mad at me that I put it in there in the first place. So, don’t be surprised that this drifts to the bottom of the request pile.
It really does sound like yours is a solution looking for a problem. Those aren’t always bad. Sometimes we have a problem and don’t even realize it.
For example, In my mind, the problem is quantifying the scouts use of the leadership development method of scouting. The one measures that I believe quantifies using this method is:
- number of SM-assigned and other service projects performed
Part of my hang-up may be that I consider Positions of Responsibility, to always be more for personal growth than leadership development. (The ones that have “leader” in the title may quatify a little use of leadership development, but not much. Just my opinion.) Becoming helpful in your troop translates into being helpful in your community. So, to quantify a scout’s use of the personal growth method of scouting I use two other measures:
- number of positions held (for at least a term)
- number of months serving in any position
Other scouters might look at things differently. Regardless of that, these three numbers are the conversation-starters I need to talk to a scout about his accomplishments as a member of his troop. And I think that’s what most scouters want.
So to pitch counting time in concurrent PoRs for twice the “responsibility time,” you need to sell how it will help scouts. Have you had your scouts do that already? How has it improved their personal growth? What encouragement as it been to your families? Etc … In other words, what problem do we have that we don’t know about that your stat solves?
One downside to this stat: a Star scout who has had two positions for three months might see this stat and think he/she should qualify for his Life rank. So, what are the upsides?