Re: Bad Night No, FIGHTING leaders.
Bob Sargeant (SARGEANT@CUA.EDU)
Fri, 16 Dec 1994 10:31:15 -0500
I am in agreement with much of what you said regarding the Rick's posting
with regard to his "bad night". We seem to be in agreement with the idea that
the boys should work their way through the situation that they find themselves
in. The adult leadership problem is a totally different matter. Assistant
Scoutmasters are a part of the Scoutmaster's team. I think that the Scoutmaster
has the right to remove an ASM for actions that are contrary to the SM's wishes
I see the Troop Committee as an appeals board if the ASM wants to dispute the
SM's action. To use the committee as the trial board places the SM in a postion
that he/she does not need to be. You should not confuse philosophy and the
lack of support and loyalty here. The SM should assume that he has the support
of the Committee if he/she has been meeting with them regularly and is open
in his/her communication with them. The SM should become firm with the ASM
not the committee. They will probably be much happier with this role they
they will be in serving as a jury in the procedure you suggest.
I would hope that the SM and the Committee Chair will have already talked
about this matter. If the SM and the Committee are getting out out of sink
the Chair should be talking to the SM about the Committee's concerns.
I strongly support your suggestion that the SM needs to keep the Unit
Commissioner informed as well.
Yours in Scouting, Bob sargeant
DC for GW District, NCAC,BSA. The old fox.
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