Re: Leadership position
Nathan Brindle (NBRINDLE@INDYCMS.BITNET)
Thu, 29 Sep 1994 12:41:14 EST
On Thu, 29 Sep 1994 13:32:59 EDT, among other things Mike Goblet said:
>What do the rest of you think? Do the Young'uns all need round patches to be
Here's my $0.02:
In small troops, probably yes, reason being that there should be enough
leadership positions to go around. In large troops, probably no, because
there won't be enough. But just because a boy doesn't feel "comfortable"
in a leadership position--no. That's the whole point of giving boys
those positions--they're supposed to LEARN to be leaders.
In the troop I'm currently registered with--9 boys--there's no way I
could justify a scoutmaster-approved leadership project unless there
were <extreme> mitigating circumstances.
I'd also expect something like a Wood Badge ticket with each item
listed and approved by the Scoutmaster. That way there is no argument
later about what the youth was expected to do. And I'd encourage the
youth to include that "ticket" in his Eagle notebook, so the BOR
wouldn't have any questions, either.
Note that I'm <not> saying you <don't> put it in writing--I just think
it's counter to the program to use such projects indiscriminantly, and
certainly if it's just because the boy's "comfort level" isn't up to it.
I <work> with people like that. It's too bad they weren't scouts.
Perhaps their "comfort level" would be higher than it is. :)
Too many hats, not enough time:)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City