Re: Groups and GSL's
D. Ian Shedden (ai062@FREENET.CARLETON.CA)
Sun, 20 Nov 1994 06:32:36 GMT
In a previous article, PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA (Patrick Lam) says:
>>> So, what the heck does a Group Scout Leader do?
>>According to the theory, they can help new leaders in the group, liase
>>between program leaders and the district... etc.
>I think we can live without a Group Scout Leader in Scouts Canada.
>Other Scout organizations have them, but that doesn't mean that
>they're needed. It just sounds like a neat idea, so Scouts Canada
>wants to implement it, maybe.
Hope that's a definite maybe. There's enough politics involved within
Scouts Canada already. God forbid we should adopt any BSA policies that
will contribute to more wrangling over who is in charge of what. Its
strictly personal opinion, but reading this board for a while now has
given me the impression that, in a lot of cases, BSA youth take second
place to anything that has to do with administration, policy or anything
else the "adults" are involved with.
>It would have to be someone with experience in all programme sections
>that the group offers, and probably even all 5 sections, so that
>he would know that the group needed a Venturer Company, for instance.
>But that's also why we have a service team at district level.
New this year in the Rideau Area of National Capital Region is an attempt
to assign a Service Scouter to a whole Group (Grp Ctte and all Sections
[Beavers, Cubs, Scouts etc].) The idea is to streamline the Service Team
and at the same time simplify access to Scouts Canada resources outside a
Group. It makes sense to have a single reference point for Section Leaders
looking for help and/or support.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City