Council Jargon

Does This Sound Like Jargon Used at Your Council Meetings?!!
  • The committee met and evaluated the situation. (Half the members showed up and chatted for awhile.)

  • We explored all possible solutions. (Everyone talked too much.)

  • A great deal of additional work will be necessary before the proposal can be acted upon. ( No one understood it.)

  • The results were inconclusive. (Nothing was accomplished.)

  • It is suggested that the wisest course.... (This is what I think.)

  • It is widely accepted that..... (One other person agrees with me.)

  • Therefore the consensus is.... (And a couple of others think so, too.)

  • There are some key issues here that must be addressed. (I haven't a clue what this job is all about.)

  • It is hoped that this report will stimulate increased interest in the problem. (Let someone else do it next time.)

If you have any additional phrases and their definitions, let me know.


The Following are common terms used in Scouting.

  • P.A.L. - Pack Activity Leader
  • S.I.T. - Scouter in Training
  • B.L. - Beaver Leader
  • C.S. - Colony Scouter
  • C.M. - Cub Master
  • P.S. - Pack Scouter
  • T.S. - Troop Scouter
  • P.L. - Patrol Leader
  • A.C.M. - Assistant Cub Master
  • S.C. - Scout Counsellor
  • V.A.- Venturer Advisor
  • S.S. - Service Scouter
  • G.C. - Group Commissioner
  • R.A. - Rover Advisor
  • A.C. - Area Commissioner
  • A.R.A. - Assistant Rover Advisor
  • A.A.C. - Assistant Area Commissioner
  • A.V.A. - Assistant Venturer Advisor
  • D.C.C. - Deputy Council Commisssioner
  • B.P. - Baden-Powell (of course)
  • B.P.& P. - Bylaws, Policies & Procedures
  • C.C. - Council Commissioner
  • S.A. - Scouting Auxiliary
  • G.C. - Group Committee
  • C.F.E. - Council Field Exective
  • G.T.C. - Greater Toronto Council
  • B.S.C. - Boy Scouts of Canada

Job Requirements

Regional Field Executive

  • Leaps tall buildings in a single bound.
  • Is more powerful than a locomotive
  • Is faster than a speeding bullet
  • Walks on water
  • Gives advice to God
Area/District Commissioner
  • Leaps small buildings with a single bound
  • Is more powerful than a steam engine
  • Is as fast as a speeding bullet
  • Walks on water if the sea is calm
  • Talks with God
Assistant Area/District Commissioner
  • Leaps short buildings with a running start and a favourable wind
  • Is almost as powerful as a steam engine
  • Is nearly as fast as a speeding bullet
  • Walks on water in an indoor swimming pool
  • Talks to God if special permission is approved
Service Team Member
  • Barely clears one storey buildings
  • Loses tug of war with locomotives
  • Can fire a gun
  • Swims well
  • Is occassionally addressed by God
Group Committee Forum Chairman
  • Makes marks on walls trying to leap tall buildings
  • Is run over by locomotives
  • Can sometimes handle a gun without inflicting self injury
  • Dog paddles
  • Talks to animals
Group Committee Chairman
  • Runs into buildings
  • Recognizes locomotives two out of three times
  • Is not allowed ammunition
  • Can stay afloat with a life jacket
  • Talks with walls
Group Committee Member
  • Falls over doorstep when trying to enter buildings
  • Says "Look at the Choo-Choo"
  • Wets himself with a water pistol
  • Plays in mud puddles
  • Mumbles to himself
Section Scouter
  • Lifts buildings and walks under them
  • Kicks locomotives off the tracks
  • Catches speeding bullets in teeth and eats them
  • Freezes water with a single glance
  • Thinks that he/she is a God