[TL/DR] Volunteers spend “10 Volunteer Years” each year duplicating efforts in IA2
I was reading the most recent Advisory Council response to the request to integrate SB and IA2. In short it was, “We haven’t done it because it’s difficult”.
I have a visceral response to that after playing a bunch of catch up on duplicating camp outs after a parent called and said, “Why can’t I find the recent camp out to add little Jimmy?”
Consider these numbers and the math below, and then tell me that ‘it’s difficult’.
100 units/council - purely a guess
10 camp outs - per year per unit
5 minutes - to create a duplicate camp out & add participants that’s already in SB
60 minutes - in an hour
2080 hours - a standard calculation for hours worked in a year
272 * 100 = 27,200 units (again a guess for the purpose of this exercise)
- 10 camp outs = 272,000 camp outs per year
- 5 minutes = 1,366,000 volunteer minutes to create an event and add all participants per year
/60 minutes = 22,666 volunteer hours per year creating duplicate events
/2080 hours = 10 Years of volunteer time per year… creating duplicate events
- 10 Years of volunteer time to create duplicate camping events in SB and IA -
This doesn’t include hiking or service events and is prone to error.