Re: troop changes
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 07:45:15 -0400
On Sun, 17 Sep 1995, Bob Myers wrote:
> Most of the advice you've been getting seems to be sound. Two quick points:
> 1. The Star leadership requirement (p. 594 of the Scout Handbook) requires a
> "position of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership
> project to help the troop)". Any SM worth his/her salt can find one of these.
I don't think the problem is with the SM: the troop has been "on
vacation" since summer camp (when the scout in question became first
class), and no appointments have been made. I don't think a SM is remiss
in not appointing (or, more properly, having the ASM appoint) a scout to
a leadership position immediately after his FC BOR.
> 2. Troop committees simply DO NOT have the authority to plan the troop's
> program. If they do, it stops being a troop and starts being something else.
I suspect that "something else," dressed up in BSA uniform, is what is
> Good luck.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
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