Re: troop changes
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 05:28:19 -0800
Paul Brown Wrote:
>Seems our COR and the head of our chartered partner told the SM that,
>henceforth, all scout activities would be planned by the committee, that
>the 14 and 15 year olds would be doing hiking, camping and "hi adventure,"
>(and would not meet with the rest of the troop), while the younger scouts
>would work on merit badges and not get out monthly. A "slate" of troop
>leaders to be elected is to be approved by the partner head before the
>scouts vote them into office.
>He sees himself working on merit badges weekly (in areas of no interest
>to him), while his older friends continue outdoor activities.
>I'm more concerned that the troop committee is to plan and execute all
>activities, rather than the PLC.
Paul, I find this somewhat incredible. What ever happened to the concept
of a boy run troop? I'll bet your son feels like leaving to find another
troop. Our troop has, on occassion, limited who can particpate especially
for long 50 mile hikes which entail 60 + lb loads but there is always an
outing planned for the younger Scouts, often in conjunction with the other
Scouts beginning their trip.
When I went thru Basic Leader the "Outings" part of Scouting was stressed
as the REAL attraction for boys. Perhaps this can be pointed out to them
plus possibly bringing in some leaders from other successful troops to
speak about and educate them as to the ramifications of what they want to
do. If they keep this up there won't be any older Scouts to go on hikes.
How Much of Your reality is imagination?
ASM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City