Re: Troop SPL,PL Elections - How often?
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 28 Oct 1993 08:29:23 CST
I vote for elections about every six months. This is the practice in my
sons' current unit. Those elected in April carry through summer camp and
those elected in October carry through the spring Trek. Therefore,
the SPL & PLs get experience not only in regular activities but in a major
BTW, I would emphasize that ONLY the SPL should be elected by the troop.
PLs should be elected by their respective patrols. The balance of the
positions should be appointed (SPL or PL in consultation with SM).
In one troop I observed, the entire meeting was devoted to electing various
troop officers--a few positions even I had never heard of. The scouts were
bored, attendance was low, it was rather pitiful. The SM explained that it
wasn't fair to appoint anyone, they had to be elected by their peers to make
it meaningful. He was the SM . . .
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