Mission has two primary meanings in Scientology:
- An organized group of CofS Scientologists delivering Scientology services to the public. Such an operation used to be called a Franchise before someone decided the name detracted from the religious image.
- A small group of SO members, sent out by a Sea Org management unit to an area under strict supervision to accomplish a specific task. This second one is covered by an article entitled Action mission.
Franchise Office WWEdit
In the early 70s this was located in a wooden garage opposite the castle at Saint Hill, next to other huts holding the Flag Rep's office, Supplies, Addresso and a small promo office. The Franchise Officer WW was Mike Davidson, and he was assisted by Clive Whittaker.
The office then moved to a hut on a concrete slab next to the greenhouses kept by Harry Lucas, the gardener, a bit up from the lake, and close to the Stables. The old hut got taken over by AOSHUK's Letter Reg department. Somewhere around this time the name got changed to...