Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 07:40:42 -0400
How can I get my PLC to plan troop activities? It is time for an annual
planning conference, but the SPL and the rest of the PLC aren't
interested in planning. I suppose they think the SM will plan a
calendar, like he has in years past. Only, the SM isn't going to do so.
They may figure it out, or they may just play basketball during troop
Along similar lines, what can be done to encourage the PLC to schedule
some patrol activities, or inter-patrol competition, during troop meeting
time? The PLC acts as though patrols don't exist: only the troop exists,
with the SPL leading the meetings and the SM biting his lip to keep
quiet. Uniform wear is sporadic. Opening ceremonies are invariably a
recitation of the pledge, law, and oath. (I've nothing against the
pledge, law, or oath, but I've nothing against some variety or
The troop just completed the team building exercises and training in the
SM troop training materials, so the scouts know what is expected (at
least in theory).
All advice cheerfully considered.
All opinions not "borrowed" from unattributed sources are my own.
Paul H. Brown, ASM T807, Great George Washington District, NCAC
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