District Chairman: Tim Galloway
District Commissioner: Kim Hulsey
District Executive: Kelly Meacham
Rome Service Center: 706-235-5545
We Need Your Help With Voice of the Scout!
The fall 2014 edition of VOS is exciting for several reasons:
- Survey release dates are now standardized. Invites will be sent out on the first Tuesday of October (October 7) and the first Tuesday of March (March 7, 2015).
- A $500 incentive for unit leaders is in effect. In brief, unit leaders who see a response rate of at least 50 percent for Cub Scout parents, Boy Scout/Venturer parents, or Boy Scouts/Venturers will be eligible for an area drawing. Up to 27 units across the country could receive the award, geared to help leaders reinvest those funds back into the unit’s programs, events, or other needs.
- New survey partner will allow us to reach more members. VOS surveys are being released via a new software distribution company, Qualtrics, which is a leader in the field of high-volume surveys. The company already has existing protocols with email providers such as AOL and Yahoo, both of which had flagged our surveys as spam in the past.
- The results dashboard can now display feedback to the district level. This feature was soft-launched during the last survey cycle, after which the VOS team took steps to make district data more accurate and stable. (The overall goal is unit-level results. We will continue to make this a priority into 2015.)
The Voice of the Scout process is most effective when we receive a high level of responses. Without the participation of the Scouts, parents, and volunteers in your area, however, we won’t get the insight we need to deliver more compelling and effective programs. Please let your units know the survey is coming, and encourage them to participate.