How do you decide who is right for the job?
I think it’s a mistake to select a new Scoutmaster as you would hire an employee with interviews, applications, etc. This is something very, very different.
I wouldn’t choose a new Scoutmaster based on knowledge of the outdoors, training, or experience because those are very insignificant aspects of the work. There are lots of trained, experienced, meritorious volunteers who may or may not get the spirit of the work or be particularly well suited to the role.
I’ll tell you a method that just may work, one that Admiral Byrd applied to choose an Eagle Scout to accompany him on his exploration of Antarctica.
I’ll also answer emails about adding to merit badge requirements and whether we should subsidize cub Scouts whose parents aren’t helping the pack.