Re: Two Leaders, One MB Counselor
Michael Dobson (dobson@INFO.USUHS.MIL)
Tue, 3 Oct 1995 08:22:37 -0400
On the SCOUTS-L mailing list you wrote:
> Re: my comment: Not to mention that you can put on a better program with
> more adults participating. And your response: Huh? I always thought the
> boys put on the program, whether it was a troop meeting or an outing.
> Unless specificly asked by the PLC, the adult leaders should not be
> putting on any program at troop meetings or outings.
> I couldn't agree more. In a Troop, an adult shouldn't do anything for a
> Scout that a Scout can do for himself. And this includes the program.
> What I meant was that with more adults participating, the program can be
> better; e.g. more people resources for logistics, MB counseling, etc. for
> the things that the Scouts can't yet do for themselves. Sorry for the
> ambiguity. The best programs are inevitably boy-run and executed.
I think that's what caught me by surprise, you are usually a very strong
advocate for a boy led program. In the context of the original 2-deep
comments which was canceling a Troop meeting for lack of a second adult, I
just assumed (bad thing to do) you meant the program at a Troop meeting
rather than the overall program which indeed is the adult leader's
responsibility. I already received a humorous "defense" from Paul Brown,
ask him about his "Adults are like dogs" line, you might want to use it at
your next training session :-)
Maybe one of these days we'll get to meet around a real campfire instead
of the virtual one we all enjoy here. Do you know if there are any plans
in the works for a Council wide Camporee?
Mike, Eagle '70, CM Pack 1071, MC Troop 1071, Olde Mill District, NCAC
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