Scout spirit, leadership
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 19 Apr 1993 11:38:35 CST
Some time back, Don I. shared some criteria he was developing to help
clarify measurement of Scout spirit, participation, leadership, etc.
I recently saw something that I think works pretty well and thought I
would share it.
To run for office, a Scout must have participated in or been excused from
60 percent of the meetings and 60 percent of the activities since the last
election. To be excused, you simply write your excuse in the "blue book"
before the meeting or activity. Most excuses are accepted.
To get credit for having held a leadership position, you must attend (or
be excused from) 60 percent of the meetings and 60 percent of the troop
activities during your term of office.
Each activity or meeting carries the same weight. The criteria are clear
to all and seem to be well accepted by the boys. I don't know who originally
set the criteria but I suspect that it was suggested by an adult and approved
by the PLC.
The consistency between requirements for running for office and getting
credit for having served seem especially appropriate to me.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City