Scouting Ambassador Program
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The Scouting Ambassador Program is designed to help new employees transition into their new position by creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment . The mission of the program is to develop and build a strong coalition of Scouting Ambassadors who help foster in all new employees a personal sense of belonging, commitment, and pride about working for the BSA, to encourage a work culture of collaboration, and to increase the BSA’s attractiveness as an employer that welcomes diversity of talent and business acumen. The Employment and Diversity Office oversees the Scouting Ambassador Program and coordinates employee volunteers who welcome employees to the BSA, provide resources to them, and facilitate connections between them and existing employees.
Below is a quote from one of the Ambassadors currently involved in the pilot of this program:
"I got in contact with my new hire and we had a great conversation, mostly about what was going on in his city. We had several things in common, first was the fact that we both work/worked in the same council. Second, he went to college in the area where my district was located when I served the Greater St. Louis Area Council. Third, he spent time in Japan and I helped organize an exchange program between Scouts in Japan and Scouts in two BSA councils. We talked about his district and the hectic schedule he has right now. We talked a little about the operating principles and I sent him a copy to review. I asked him to send me a couple of other dates when we could talk again. We are scheduled for Nov. 7th. I would say my first contact was successful and I am excited to be a part of the Scouting Ambassador program."