Employee (Former Employee) – Pleasant Hill, CA – January 17, 2019
People who work for Scouts love scouting. The pay is low and you have a ton of work. You are expected to work nights and weekends in addition to being in the office during business hours. The camaraderie is great and the job can be fun at times, but often it is long days with little reward. We do it for the kids and that's what keeps us going.
management's unrealistic expectations & lack of appreciation
Coworkers were easy to work with. Enjoyed working with volunteers
Registrar Assistant (Former Employee) – Roanoke, VA – January 17, 2019
I went into this job with very little training. The job was very disorganized, and I had to learn how to do membership through trial and error. I asked a lot of questions about how the job should be done, but never got answers. The previous Senior Executive retired and left our Council losing money. My job was cut due to this.
Very disorganized. Upper management does not listen to employees
DISTRICT DIRECTOR (Former Employee) – Hattiesburg, MS – January 9, 2019
Their idea of multi-tasking is criminal. You are constantly working on two or three major things at a time. I learned a lot working for the Scouts, but wouldn't want to go through the grinder again with them.
District Executive (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – January 7, 2019
You get to meet and work with the best people in your community but the hours are killer. You will often have a full day in the community followed by evening meetings. Occasional weekend work and early report times.
Office Asst, Registrar and Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 3, 2019
Productive in helping youth develop skills for use in their future. Providing customer service and updating advancement and training records for youth and adults. Providing reports for management. Good rapport with coworkers. Learned to use Doubleknot.
Meaningful organization, No personal life, Very heavy workload, High Expectation Environment
District Executive (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – December 30, 2018
It was good being part of an organization that helps deliver such a valuable program to youth. However, having much of a life outside of work was simply not possible for me with the District Executive position. While this is largely dependent on the things that need to get done in your district, all District Executives work many more hours than a regular job because the workload is very thick. When your district is low on manpower, and the existing volunteers have an anti-council attitude, this only adds more responsibilities and hurdles to the already heavy workload of a District Executive. This is a very fast-paced, high expectation environment and you unfortunately will have to learn by fire because there is little training/preparation given to you before you are expected to perform the duties of your job.
Helping with the implementation of a valuable youth program
Grueling hours, very high expectation environment, minimal training to get you prepared to do the job