Re: Troop 18's New "Eagle"
Bob Condon (rec@EPOCH.COM)
Thu, 1 Sep 1994 09:41:28 +0500
I am sorry about your ordeal. If you can provide address to
this group to write to (Mike Bowman, do you know? - seems
to have a lot of good practical info for us all!), I will
be glad to get several from our council to add to the list
Let me give you a similar circumstance in my life which
I hope will change your mind about leaving. You know what
scouting gives YOU, and hopefully the parents have let you
know what YOU give to THEM and their SONS.
There will always be a bad apple or two but compared to the
whole, I think we do a darn good job for our resources!
Many years back, I was a member of my church's Trustees. We were
embarking on a $1.2M construction process. One of our contractors
short changed the church $2200. We put a stop on his work
and informed him that he was no longer going to be needed on the project
because of this problem. He, being a big buck contributor to the church, went
running to the head minister and . His work was re-instated without the Trustees
being notified and he completed his tasks within about a week. He has threatened
to leave the church.
No one would confront the minister nor the contractor.
I quit the Trustees and the church. "Ethics" I yelled.
--- and left ---
A couple of years later the contractor left the church.
8 years later (this year), I let the minister know that I was disappointed
in his decision. I said I was angry that we could be taken by
this man and that I thought we should have made him resolve the issue or
to ban his work.
The minister said in a very quiet tone. Bob, even I as a minister
make mistakes. I was wrong. I thought revenue growth was important.
We are now good friends.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City