Re: Troop Leadership Positions
Paul Mc Gahee (paul_mcgahee@SMTPLINK.HUACHUCA.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL)
Mon, 2 Oct 1995 18:07:25 MST
RICK: In my troop we have approx. 40 boys. Boys can hold more than
one position, however as you stated, this may exclude another youth
from holding a position that the 2nd youth may want to fill.
My experience has been to talk it over with the SPL. It should be
left for him to decide who would be best to fill the position.
Also you may want to consider the possibility of adding additional
positions to be filled. What I'm talking about here is the fact that
you are not limited to the number of Troop Guides and Instructors that
you can have. If all other positions are filled, and you have a youth
that needs a leadership position (and who would do well as a Guide or
Instructor) then I suggest you put him into the position which would
best suit him.
This raises a question: Is a troop limited to the number of
non-patrol type positions. (Can you have more than one scribe?) If
you could, then perhaps you could get a little more creative with the
responsibilities (In Example: One could take attendance/dues and the
other could be responsible for troop newsletter/act as secretary at
PLC's). I don't know if this is technically allowable, but personally
I see no problem with it so long as the boy is actually fulfilling the
requirements of the position.>
A NOTE: If you are using the Troop Master automated recordkeeping
program for your Troop, you are sort of limited to two positions per
boy. A primary and a secondary. Be Aware that the program does not
give credit for advancement purpose regarding the secondary position,
however there is an area in the program where you can add leadership
time so that it will count for advancement purposes.
By no means would I allow a boy to fill two positions, where it would
preclude another from the opportunity to gain some leadership
SIERRA VISTA, AZ
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Subject: Troop Leadership Positions
Author: SCOUTS-L Youth Groups Discussion List <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU> at
Date: 10/1/95 1:08 PM
One of the parents in our troop has inquired about how many leadership
positions a Scout can hold at any one time. I have not found anything
in the Scoutmaster Handbook. I am assuming that this is because some
flexibility is needed for troops of various sizes.
Our troop has about 30 Scouts in 6 patrols. We feel that each Scout
should be limited to one leadership position so that other Scouts have
an opportunity to serve the troop. I would be interested in any
guidance anyone has.
Ventura County Council
Simi Valley, CA
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