What Is a District?

The Great Muskogee District is responsible for carrying out four standard functions:

The membership function strives for growth
through the organization of new Scouting units
and through new members and adult volunteers
joining existing units and working to retain
current members.

The finance function sees that the district
provides its share of funds to the total council
operating budget.

The program function concentrates on helping
Scouting units with camp promotion; special
activities including community service; training
adult volunteers; and youth advancement
and recognition.

4.Unit service
The unit service function provides direct coaching
and consultation by district volunteers for unit
adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

The membership, finance, and program functions
are carried out by members of the district committee.

The unit service function is carried out by the
district commissioner staff.
The order in which the functions are listed is not
meant to suggest the order of their importance but
the natural interrelationship and flow of the functions.

The movement cannot achieve its purpose
without first organizing units and enrolling members.
The district cannot support its units without the
funds to do it. Unit programs are supported by the
district through its program functions and unit service.

All four functions are equally important and
necessary. If one suffers from lack of attention, all
the work of the district suffers.

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