Re: Is your Troop the Council...
Charlotte S. Jerscheid (cjersche@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 10 Apr 1995 15:41:44 -0400
Ed Henderson has *almost* painted himself into a corner by saying yes all
the time. He suggested his own solution, though. Explain to the DE that,
as he should have been doing all along, such matters need to be discussed
with the Patrol Leader Council since they, not him, run the Troop. Let
the boys decide whether or not to let their leaders run helter-skelter for
the DE instead of attending the events that were planned. when asked to
volunteer above and beyond the call of duty, it is usually effective to
ask for "time" to consider the job. That's a whole lot more polite than
just coming out and saying "no" (of course, as an honest, trustworthy role
model you will really use the time to consider the job <g>).
Troop 13 BSA
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