Re: Troop Bus (was 1.Open House 2.Camp Promotion)
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 6 Aug 1991 09:01:46 EDT
I do not mean to dicredit your leadership, and the "lawn chair"
supervison of camp may work OK for your unit, just like a BUS
was ALSO OK for my former troop, known by some as SUPER TROOP.
Large troop programs can be great, and we also had a long
tradition of the older boys teaching the younger, and the
gradual evolution of leadship. The "lawn chair" approach is just
one I don't like, and have seen abused. For some it may work,
like some managers use the "management by wnadering arround"
philosophy. It dosn't work well for every one. I prefer the
management and leadership by example approach! (opinion)
It is also posible that a leader had a cellular phone, but I
guess my point was the typical school type buses have NO
communication for emergencies. I think ALL GROUP charters
should be required by law to carry emergency communication
gear. If you agree tell your state and federal reps!!!
A few well writen letter can make a diference! Perhaps the
national attention of this tragedy can help to protect some
of the future generations of youth group voyagers. Perhaps
a law improving safty on these trips might even help to
ease the grief of those most directly affected.
scouting since '57
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City