Re: Cub Scout roundup nite at school
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 24 Sep 1994 22:25:36 -0400
Sorry folks for the empty message previously sent - hit send instead of
With regard to your enthusiastic D.E. and School rallys, it sounds like
the situation is probably a lot more complex than you were able to describe.
Did the Schools let the Scout Executive know how they felt? Have you
asked your District Commissioner or District Chairman for help? Does the
Scout Executive or the DE's Field Director know about this?
It sounds like there are some communications problems here.
Assuming that the DE is saying a lot of good stuff that gets easily
misinterpreted, how about asking the District Commissioner to sit in on a
rally. I don't know many District Commissioners that can't get a DE's
ear. Maybe having an outsider listen in could give some balance.
If the contents of the DE's messages need to be reworked to avoid
misunderstanding, then I suspect that if the District Commissioner can't
get his attention, he/she is in a position to raise the issue with DE's
superior (Scout Exec. or Field Director). If the DE can't hear them, it
won't matter - he'll soon be looking for a new job. I suspect that if
reasonable effort fail and the problem remain, the Scout Exec. would be
very interested in getting involved. He/she can't afford to lose the
goodwill and help of the schools in the area and certainly doesn't want to
lose potential members.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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