Tue, 8 May 1990 00:07:37 EST
I'm involved with a problem in my U.P. Scout Troop and I wanted to
toss this around to try to get some more ammunition before I go back to
the parents of the troop.
I am a Jr. Assn't SM and our Scoutmaster just quit. A parents meet-
ing was held to discuss the future of the troop. The only person who
wants to volunteer to be the new SM is Mr. C. who just became an Assn't
4 months ago.
Mr. C. has come up with some great ideas for developing the leader-
ship in the troop (a REAL Patrol Leaders Council, training campouts for
the PLC, etc.) however, there is a group of four couples that are against
letting him be SM for two reasons:
1) They feel that having extra campouts just for the older scouts is
unfair to the new and it shows favoritism.
2) Mr. C. was involved in something refered to me as an "incident"
and years later these four parents are holding that against him.
The four couples hinted that if Mr. C. is elected then they will pull
their kids out of the troop. That's the part that gets me. None of the
parents want to be SM, yet a third is willing to let the troop fold rather
than give their only volunteer a chance.
I've worked with this guy for four months and I am confident in his
ability to run the troop (with my help of course :) ).
I wasn't invited to the first parents meeting so I wasn't able to give
any input but I'm going to the second this Wed. If you can give me any
ideas on how to present a winning argument for Mr. C. and save the troop
please let me know.
In the Brotherhood of Scouting,
Theodore (George) Golubinski Jr.
P.S. I'll send a note Thurs. to let you know how things went.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City