Re: OA Elections
Tom Richardson Chem Dept 792-7791 (DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET)
Wed, 3 Mar 1993 12:08:00 FULL
Couple of items . . .
The present setup where I as scoutmaster can certify as many as all of the
first class scouts who meet the camping requirement and scout-spirit guidelines
is MUCH better than the model used some twelve years ago. At that time, an
arcane formula relating the number of eligibles and troop size dictated how
many could be presented for consideration.
The popularity with the Scoutmaster became an issue at the committee/asm level
as on more than one evening per year was spent deciding degrees of scout spirit
. . . I think I had more unhappy potential arrowmen in those days than I do
I had my election last evening . . . the lodge is using the current national
policy of trained teams, etc, and just because I happened to be a trained
adult election advisor I could only be a scoutmaster last night! Seven Scouts
met the rank/nights/spirit and were on the ballot. Three were elected; the
interesting part was that for one it was (at least) his third time.
There was no unhappiness (just mild disappointment) on the part of the other
four . . . however they are all new first class with lots of time to "work
on it" . . . and this was their first eligibility.
Tom Richardson Assoc Prof Chemistry Department
DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET Charleston SC 29409
Scoutmaster, Troop 700, Summerville SC 29483
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