I am advocating creating a VP Youth at OUSA.
I'd like to switch from Secretary to that role.
Youth VP would have EC-level access to OUSA leadership, to support coordinating different workgroups (scouts, JROTC, club programs, school programs, school competition, safety, etc); synergize with other areas (such as JTESC under VP Competition); grow youth participation in the USA.
This past year I feel good about my contributions to the financial analysis (showing steady $40k loss of operating assets/year and little support for teams and clubs due to unaffordable ED in a stagnant period of growth). I feel good about managing World Orienteering Day and helping clubs make new contacts to schools and youth groups. I feel good about taking board meeting minutes, working with the EC (eg transitioning ED's work onto volunteers), and watching others on the Board take on new initiatives in creative ways given our desire to minimize spend. (eg Boris & Alli's newsletter is awesome. eg SF is doing a great job handling mail, including connections with dozens of national and local organizations that our ED was in communication with.)
But this coming year, I'd like other people to continue to focus on improving various parts of the organization and i'd like to focus on growing our youth programs.