Re: OA Elections
Wed, 31 May 1995 08:56:45 -0400
OA elections seem to be a popularity contest with lots of
Troops, however there are some where the true meaning
of being elected is upheld. Let me explain.
We had our OA elections in Jan., 6 boys were eligible.
For 1 boy this was his second time to be elected, the
other 5 were second year scouts. 4 of the 6 were elected.
These 4 young men although popular with the others, truly
are Scouts in every sense of the word. Two are ASPL, one
is a guide and the other is the QM. I have watched the 4
do whatever they can for the Troop and the younger scouts.
They have always been a great example for the others. These
boys deserved to be elected.
The other 2 boys, well, the older boy who was in it for the
second time around is somewhat of a smart$%^, especially
to the younger guys. The other boy is also a Troop guide,
however, this one always wants to play around.
I happened to be the adult elected.
We did our ordeal a few weeks ago and I noticed the same thing.
The 4 from my Troop truly took the ordeal to heart. I also
noticed some boys in my clan from a Troop close by doing the
same. On the down side, there were some youth in my clan
who obviously got in on popularity and the ordeal day for
them was just going through the motions.
My Troop is very active in the OA. Out of the 25 available slots
for our conclave, 10 are from my unit. The 96 conclave chair
is a boy in my unit. Vice-chief is the SM son, my son is
publications chair for next year.
Well enough rambling. I just wanted everyone to know that
in some Troops the OA is a positive thing.
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