Mark Wilson (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Thu, 17 Dec 1992 13:04:09 EST
> From: "NATHAN BRINDLE" <NBRINDLE%INDYCMS.BITNET@ricevm1.rice.edu>
> . . . Boards
> of review are often ad hoc with the ASMs who are available to take part in
> them...but only registered adults do so.
The Board of Review is a committee function. It should be made up of committee
members, not ASMs. It is also worthwhile to try to get other parents (not of
the boy being reviewed) and even the COR in the act. There is no requirement
that only registered adults be on the board.
> What galls me, though, is having spent nearly 15 years in Scouting in one
> way or another and listening to a troop committee made up primarily of men
> who were never Scouts trying to explain to me why their philosophy of
> Scouting is better than mine.
Sounds to me like they need two words. Scoutmastership Fundamentals. Right
after two other words. Fast Start. Training is as critical to the committee as
it is to the SM and assistants. There should be no theirs or mine in Scouting
philosophy. Get trained (if you aren't already) then push, prod, coerce, or
whatever you have to do to get the committee trained as well. A visit from
your unit commissioner might also help to convince them that training is the
way to go.
SM, Troop 565, Deltona Fl,
Eagle Class of '74
"I used to be an Antelope . . . "
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City