Re: Changing Troops
Jay M. Thal (Jay_M._Thal@HUD.GOV)
Wed, 2 Aug 1995 10:16:17 EST
My son belongs to a troop that does NOTHING! The Scoutmaster hasn't been to a
meeting in over a year. The other leaders are never there at the same time.
Most of the troop is older boys who have all earned their Eagle. The younger
ones that are the age of my son just don't come to meetings very often. Just
one other boy besides my son comes to the meetings every week, they are also
the only ones who ever wear their uniforms and have their books with them.
This other boy and my son were the only ones who signed up for camp this
summer. They were put with a troop from a nearby town. My son really likes
this other troop and wants to go to their meetings. He wants to transfer to
their troop. I am our troops treasurer, so I too would transfer my committee
membership to their troop. Their troop has around 16 kids almost all of them
are my sons age and they are a very active troop, in fact they just got back
My question, how do I go about telling the leader of my sons troop without
getting him mad at me and my son? They also want my sons records and I'm not
sure if he would give them to me. Any ideas?
It's hard to relate to the reality of a one Troop town. We have
40 Scouts and 6 trained leaders. But,
Are not the other parents concerned? As Treasurer you,
certainly, must know who they are.
How about the Troop Committee, or the Chartering Organization, or
the other (Trained?) leaders?
There's no such thing as "Scoutmaster for Life."
Wouldn't you like to lead? -- it'll only take an hour a week.<g>
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City