R.E. Lovejoy III (Bob3rd@AOL.COM)
Sat, 3 Jun 1995 14:50:01 -0400
I downloaded all the postings on this matter and thought that my
printer was going to run out of toner printing them all.
I would like to thank Branden Morris for his input on the thread.
He appears to be a prime example of the type of individual that is
elected to, or develops in, the Order. You did an excellent job of
'defending' our Society.
I believe that it is the unit leader's responsibility to instruct his youth
membership as to what the O.A. is about If they do not know then I believe
that they should use their resources and find out. They would seek out some
active, that term is relative, Arrowmen.
If they do not know any; they should seek out the Chapter Chief
for more information. ('Chief" Youth Run program).
I happen to have the dubious distinction, as SM and C.L.A., of trying
not to get both of the hats mixed up when an Election is held in our unit.
I know the types of individuals that I would like to see in the Order,
but that I mustn't deny an individual that I would consider marginal
although I have optioned not to allow a Scout's name to be placed
on a Ballot.
I firmly believe that because one meets the requirements,
of camping and rank , it does not necessitate their name being placed on
Wearing the C.L.A. hat; the same holds true for Adult
Nominations in our Chapter. I do have input on this matter with the
Lodge Adult Selection Committee.
IMHO the key to a Unit and the O.A. success is that it is Youth Run.
Failures do and will occur, but we (adults) must not remove the
opportunity for the youth to succeed or fail on their own.
In a previous posting the Fragility of our youth was mentioned, the youth
resilient than one may realize; although some parents may not think such.
I am starting to get carried away. Time to say Ciao.
Once again ,'Thank You and Well Done' Branden.
~ R.E. Lovejoy III ~
~SM T-6, Daniel Webster Council #330 ~
~M.B. "List Keeper" Arrowhead District, D.W.C. ~
~C.L.A. Arrowhead Chapter , Passaconaway Lodge #220 ~
~"once a Lofty Eagle, now just a Bald one." ~
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