Positions of responsibility
Mary Lee Foley (MFOLEY@UTNET.UTOLEDO.EDU)
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 11:39:17 -0500
How do you determine if/when a scout has fulfilled his 4 or 6 months or
responsibility? Our troop needs to address this asap.
We have two boys who have been First Class for a long time. One was
appointed chaplain's aide last spring; the SM asked the other to keep
track of grocery expenses for a sailing trip in June and told him to speak
with me about being treasurer for the troop if he was interested. Both of
them finished the merit badge requirements for Star at camp last week.
Now the chaplain's aide thinks he's 'really close' to the time needed for
Star and the other one announced that he has finished his first month as
treasurer. We haven't even discussed the duties yet, since his
announcement was the first clue I had that he was interested!
Neither of these boys attends meetings or troop activities on a regular
basis. They have other interests which take a lot of time during the
school year, so they come to a couple of meetings in late May, attend
summer camp, and begin the school year with us. The rest of the year,
we only hear from them if someone calls to let them know of an
interesting activity. (Our troop usually shuts down in August, but this year
we're going to try to continue meetings and 1 or 2 activities.)
I think that from now on we'll sit down with each boy to discuss
responsibilities and expectations *before* he accepts a position. And I
don't think it's too late to straighten out the 'treasurer', but what can we
do about the chaplain's aide?
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this one?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City