Re: Chartered Organizations
Ernest R. Spradling, P.E. (freemason@AOL.COM)
Thu, 2 Sep 1993 19:41:38 EDT
Looks like I need to clarify a few things from my last post. I apparently
left some key information out that would have made reading easier & explained
there were some mitigating circumstances on the SM's part.
The gateway I am using allows only 8K through at a time; anything longer gets
cut, and it's a "crap shoot" as to whether the cut pieces are complete, once
the reader splices them.
First, the "alphabet soup." It is generally that which is used by BSA to
describe offices for adult and youth leaders, with a couple of exceptions (I
was trying to do it from memory and I got hoisted on my own petard, :) )
CE - Council Executive DC - District Commissioner
ADC - Assistant District Commissioner UC - Unit Commissioner
CH (actually IH) - Chartered Org. Executive
COR (actually CR) - Chartered Org. Representative
SM - Scoutmaster ASM - Assistant Scoutmaster
CC - Committee Chair MC - Committee Member
SPL - Senior Patrol Leader ASPL - Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
PL - Patrol Leader APL - Assistant Patrol Leader
I was acting in the role of UC at the time, not my current "second hat" of
Second - the SM was spending a lot of time working night shifts because he
was starting his own business (economic necessity in these times) and he was
lucky to have clients - unfortunately the client was 30 miles away and needed
his talents during the evening shift.
This SM had about 8 years in the position, and several years in both Cub &
Boy Scouting. He also had an excellent record as an adult leader (that is,
when the CR let him do his job), before his personal crises the past two
years intervened. I believe that if the person is salvageable (in this case,
I strongly believe it), then at least the offer should be made. I think that
UC for one Troop, where he sees them once a month, may better allow him to
serve BSA (yes, he still believes in Scouting - just can't put the time in as
Besides, whether he becomes a UC or not is entirely up to him; I offered,
but it's his decision. I will not hound him for a response.
Hope that clears things up some, and THX - esp. Kathy@DELTA
Randy Spradling, P.E.
Assistant District Commissioner Treasure Coast District, Gulfstream Council
(FL) Aal-Pa-Tah #237
Eagle Scout (1971)
Vigil Honor (1974)(Thal-Coo-Zyo #457) (Sukeu Woapalanne-Black Eagle)
Life Member Alpha Phi Omega Mu Tau Chapter (WV Tech)(Spring 1975)
Hope to be a critter soon.
(To know oneself is the ultimate form of aggression)
(Calvin: I let my mind wander and now I can't find it.)
(Mom: And I thought you had lost it years ago.)
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