Re: changing the requirements!!!
Richard Russell (lderlore@XMISSION.COM)
Sat, 31 Dec 1994 00:57:13 -0700
On Fri, 30 Dec 1994, Marc Solomon wrote:
> At 09:27 AM 12/30/94 -0500, Susan Ganther wrote:
> >On Thu, 29 Dec 1994, Marc Solomon wrote:
> >> ADC and have them talk to your SM, go talk to your SM and let him know that
> >> you are still behind him and value his leadership. Do not lose this man as
> >You have got to be kidding.
> NO, I AM NOT KIDDING! Volunteers are what keep the Scouting program alive.
> Some might be misdirected, but without them there would be no Scouting
> program. If you value Scouting you must support the Scouters in your area.
> This does not mean getting rid of one because that one is misdirected but
> taking his energy and redirecting it where it can be of more use!
> Occassionally, a Scouter gets burned out. In that case, someone should
> discuss with him possibly leaving the program temporarily or at least take a
> lesser role until he can refocus. When that Scouter has decided that
> whatever problems caused him to experience burn-out are handled, he should
> be welcomed back.
> Unless a Scouter is doing something illegal, at no time should he be forced
> out of the program. The dissent an Ex-Scouter can spread is horrible and
> disgusting and should be avoided. It could lead to other Scouters and (even
> worse) Scouts to leave the program.
> Does anybody else on this list agree with me?
> | Marc W. Solomon | Unit Commissioner |
Yes, I do.
We have a saying hereabouts that goes like this (in connection with a
problem adult leader) "Change the man or change the man."
That should probably read (I was "saying" it before): CHANGE the man or
change the MAN.
I guess I am agreeing, therefore, to a point. If you can't change him then
you need to get a new person, replace him.
Richard C. Russell
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