Re: OA Elections
James D. Engelbrecht (JamesE5954@AOL.COM)
Wed, 31 May 1995 11:00:03 -0400
Stan Hodge - STANH@MAIL.TDOC.TEXAS.GOV writes
>A couple of days ago our troop held Order of Arrow elections. I came
>away feeling much as I usually do after this event -- a mix of discontent
>and discomfort and dissatisfaction.
I hear what you are saying. Many people have the same feeling for the
elections- once you meet the requirements to be nominated, then it is just a
popularity contest. Most get in and one gets left out. Do you change the
numbers? Maybe and that can be an ongoing debate. Do you do a better job
with the boys in the troop leading up to elections, so they see the charactor
and merits and not make the popular choice in the election. Seems thats what
we are trying to teach the boys all thru scouting.
Are you a member of the OA? I was as a youth and now as an adult advisor. The
best way to make a change is to be a part of it. Its a good organization,
that offers much to the youth that take advantage of it.
I hope that if you were a youth member that you become involved as an adult,
or that you be nominated as an adult for membership.
Lets try to find constructive ways to fix the problems.
Yours in Brotherhood
Jim Engelbrecht - OA 1967 - Eagle 1968
Cubmaster Pack 733
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City