Re: BSA Eagle Positions of Responsibility
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 22 Aug 1994 10:37:33 EDT
OK, for you experts on YOUTH run scout units, and focus on
the KEY point that the YOUTH elect the SPL. . .
Scout Johnny is 15, and has just Earned his Eagle rank.
He has served as an assistant Patrol leader, Patrol leader,
Troop Scribe and Quarter master. He served as ACTING SPL
at 2 summer camps, since the other SPL did not attend.
The elected SPL and Johnny do NOT get allong. Johnny is
a very quiet but hard working scout. The elected SPL
is the populat BIG mouth type, and has been elected SPL
for the past 3 terms. Johnny hardly even goes to meetings
anymore. He ran for SPL the last 3 times, and lost to the
Should Johnny have the opportunity to be the Senior Patrol leader?
Should the same guy run for a 4th term against JohnnY?
Johnny told the SPL and SM, he don't want to run for SPL anymore.
In fact, he may dop out of scouts. He does not want to just
be Scribe or QM again. He also does not like to spend all his
time teaching the NEW scouts, while the SPL and his buddies
sit in the back and fool arround.
YES< both the elected SPL and Johnny have been to JLT. Johnny
has also been active in the OA, and served in leadship positions,
and been to OA officer training and conclaves, etc.
He also has had to fill in for both the SPL and the ASPL when
they both fail to show up at meetings, which leaves Johnny to
try to put together a meeting at the last minute, which makes
it even more dificult for him to stand in front of the troop,
and lead with little or no PLANNING.
This is NOT to try to say, the other SPL should be removed either.
He is maybe an AVERAGE SPL, and maybe Johnny whould not be any
better. BUT, he may never get a chance to try.
still a scouter, since '57
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City