Success Story

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Larry Chase
National Commissioner Service Recruiting and Retention Chair

Bruce Doole, an assistant district commissioner, was the first person in the San Diego Imperial Council to earn the Commissioner Award of Excellence in Unit Service. His desire to lead by example has made him the top user of the Unit Visit Tracking System in his district. He has helped establish an annual Merit Badge Day through one of his units, the third of which last month had more than 320 Scouts working on 34 merit badges. Additionally, Bruce set up a Personal Management merit badge course through the council in partnership with Junior Achievement that sold out with more than 50 Scouts attending and a waiting list for next year. He also has set up an annual continuing education course for estate attorneys and CPAs to build awareness of the council’s endowment funds through his endowment committee at the council board of directors.

That’s success!

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