Re: Positions of Responsibility
Paul Bartells (pcc31psb@USDLCCM1.SNADS.PHILIPS.NL)
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 20:20:48 +0200
Mary Lee Foley wrote with questions about Scouts who had held leadership
positions without really fulfilling any duties.
Our troop has encountered the same type of problems in the past. We are trying
to develop a list of requirements for each position which must be performed in
order to receive credit for the office. Lacking that, we attempt to assign a
major project to be planned and carried out (e.g., the Quartermaster had to
clean out our storage closet, inventory everything, and get rid of broken
I believe that it is essential to have some sort of objective yardstick by which
to measure the performance that will also prevent subjective decisions by a
leader who might desire to slow someone down, or whatever.
Beyond that, the two boys mentioned in her post must still satisfy the Scout
Spirit requirement. In our troop, that includes participation as a major
ingredient. There comes a time when boys have to make choices. If they really
want to advance, they need to be active in the Troop.
Paul Bartells, ASM firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of us will never do great things, but we can do small
things in a great way. (anon)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City