Re: Positions of responsibility
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 08:26:25 CST
On Tue, 18 Jul 1995 11:39:17 -0500 Mary Lee Foley said:
>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?
Discussing expectations before a position is accepted would be an excellent
idea. One local unit requires 60 percent participation in all troop meetings
and 60 percent participation in all troop activities during tenure in office
if a person is to receive credit. This is spelled out in an agreement
signed by the scout, his parents, and the scoutmaster at the time the scout
I prefer a system which has the scout define how he will meet the leadership
requirement. This should be done in writing and agreed to by SM and scout.
Including the parents can counter the excuse that "family obligations" kept
me from meeting the requirements. Since the requirement only says 'serve' in
a leadership position the question is one of definition of serve (as opposed
to just filling the space on the organization chart).
As for straightening out the treasurer . . . I don't see that in the list of
acceptable positions for leadership. Treasurer is normally a unit committee
position filled by an adult, not by a scout. Now if you really mean 'Scribe'
it would be difficult to serve in that position without being regular in
attendance at meetings.
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