Re: BSA Eagle Positions of Responsibility
Sun, 21 Aug 1994 23:21:31 -0600
>in joining us. The leadership was more interested in their personal
>agendas rather than the troop program. When I provided "additional
>training" things eventually worked out. Now I take a more active role in
>the position selections. I feel I have an obligation not only to the
>Scouts in electing their own leadership but also to the rest of the troop
>who may not be part of the particular cliche being elected.
Of course you are going to have problems with the spoils system, but
that is scouting. There is a reason why the scouts are supposed to be in
charge, they learn by making mistakes. Your job is to point out these mistakes,
and ADVISE them on how to remedy the problem. for instance, mention to the
SPL, "hey, johnny, your friend, isn't really doing his job as Quartemaster, you
need to do something about it." In my experience as SPL, I had several people
who I appointed, not do anything. Usually after I would talk to them, or
mention that other people would love to have that job, they clean up their act.
If the SPL wants to appoint someone, you should let him. But make sure you do
voice your opinions, he might take the advice. If he doesn't, then he will
probably learn from his mistake.
Lodge 66 Yah-Tah-Hey-Si-Kess Kevin Murphy
Mescelaro Chapter Meechgalhakquot Wischixin
Great Southweat Council Vigil 94'
"I guess we were all guilty in a way. We all shot him, we all skinned him,
and we all got a complimentary bumper sticker that said, 'I helped skin Bob.'"
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