Re: BSA Eagle Positions of Responsibility
Mon, 22 Aug 1994 12:57:27 -0600
> OK, for you experts on YOUTH run scout units, and focus on
> the KEY point that the YOUTH elect the SPL. . .
Well, as hypothetical as this situation is, I will take a crack at it.
It would be nice for Johnny to get a chance to be SPL, but if the troop elects
this loud mouth guy, that is who they want to lead them. I have seen troops in
my home town here where the SM appoints the SPL and all the officers. It does
not work. The troops I have seen will not follow they did not elect. Also
this is a hard one to work out because I have never seen an SPL who didn't go
to summer camp, or show up to meetings get re-elected. In my troop, one guy
didn't show up to more than 50% of the meetings, and he was SPL, the troop
noticed. He ran against me for re-election, he lost. The bottom line is
Scouts is a youth run program, the boys learn by making mistakes. The only
exception to this rule is when the mistake could be physically damaging to the
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