Re: CAN: Groups and GSL's
D. Ian Shedden (ai062@FREENET.CARLETON.CA)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 11:17:29 GMT
In a previous article, PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA (Patrick Lam) says:
>>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.
>Does this really make sense? One of the worst things that can happen
>to a Scout Troop is to have leaders who treat them like Cubs. And
>I'm not sure enough people know about all sections, including Rovers.
There is a problem ensuring that the right person for the job is chosen.
In another article from Mike Tester, of the U.K., he writes:
From: Mike D Tester <mike@MIKET.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Groups and GSL's
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 1994 20:31:35 GMT
We have GSL's in the UK.
In my experience it takes a certain type of person to be a Group
I have worked with 7 during my service as a Scout Leader, only 2 have
been any good.
G.S.L's are a good appointment, but for heaven's sake choose the
The idea of having a single reference point can be functional if the
chosen representative *is* familiar with all Sections. The Service Team
has to be sure of each candidate before making the actual appointment. It
*is* a tall order and must not be taken lightly.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City