Re: Troop SPL,PL Elections - How often?
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Thu, 28 Oct 1993 02:47:33 EDT
On Thu, 28 Oct 1993 06:37:00 GMT Daniel Bailey said:
>What is an appropriate time interval to have patrol leader elections and senior
>patrol leader elections? We've had them about once a year, but it seems that
>sometimes the boys lose interest in their responsibilities. What's a good
>balance? Any practical experiences? I really believe in a boy-run troop, but
>sometimes it seems that the boys don't want to pay the price to run it. I
We have elections every 6 months and that is seeming to work
out well. A year is too long. 3 mo. too short for training and
experience. Go figure.
>Anyway, we hope to prevent that from happening on next year's 50-miler by
>sure that we've raised some money so people can't claim they don't have the
>money, which I think was the major consideration for some of the scouts that
>couldn't go. Also I think that one thing we could have done is to have more
>concrete plans printed and distributed to parents in the winter/early spring.
>Also I'm planning for the troop to hike portions of the trail that we'll be
>hiking so the boys can see where we'll be going.
This is my big fear. An expensive high adventure that
only 2 go on. Should be a way to avoid that.
Steve Myers, SM, Troop 1
>Daniel S. Bailey
>Eagle, class of 76
>Scoutmaster Troop 88 Colorado Springs, CO
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