JASM, etc. What happened to the Leadership Corps?
David D. Miller +49 6221 594535 (DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET)
Mon, 5 Apr 1993 07:33:47 -0600
One of my BS Troops has a surplus of Life Scouts at the moment.
Several have leadership roles - including SPL, Troop Guide and JASM - but
all have stayed as members of their old Patrol: the Lost Patrol. To have
taken them out of the Patrol would have broken the spirit of the Patrol,
and possibly in the loss of the others. We only have the Lost Patrol, and
two new-boy Patrols, so the loss of the junior leaders would have been
The other Patrols look and see the fun that the Lost Patrol is having,
and accept that they need to advance to First Class, become a Junior Leader
and then have fun. The example being set is that hard work brings its
The one problem is a conflict of authority between the Patrol Leader and
the others: in the Patrol, the PL is boss, but as soon as the Troop,
inter-Patrol activities, equipment, or any other 'wider' topic comes up,
he's suddenly the junior member.
David D. Miller
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