I have been a leader within my pack for six years. Until a few days ago we never had a paid scouter visit our pack during my time there. While I appreciate our DE visit, I was actually looking for the council CEO since that was whom my complaint was addressed.
Am I wrong to expect more interaction from our professional scouts? I was in the military for 20 years. We routinely had visits from all sorts of senior leaders, all the way up to the president. When they visited they took the time to speak with all of us as well. Is that just too much to expect?
We have professional scouts at National, then 4 different Regional staffs, then 28 different Area staffs. These staffers made a bit over $85M in salary and benefits in 2017. Is it too much to expect them to take the time to visit local packs and troops on some routine? If you look at travel expenses paid out, you would think they are out beating a path to at least attend a district Roundtable here and there.
Unless we respond and demand more out of our professional scouts, we deserve what we get. We are paying for their salary, we are the customer. We do the hard, and truly the most important, part of the scouting program and we do it for free.