Uri Cohen (cohenu@VOYAGER.BXSCIENCE.EDU)
Tue, 24 Oct 1995 21:00:13 -0400
I need some help. As I have said, I am the SPL of my troop. ONe of the
many problems with the troop is that we have virtually no adult support.
We have NO troop committee. Actually we do... the Scoutmaster's wife is
it. Our scoutmaster is a very busy man, and we get virtually no help with
planning or other such things from him. Our ASM's come to some of the
meetings, and not to others, and don't tell us when they won't be there.
Besides, they never offer to help. They said that they would, but have
not. When I say "we" I am talking about me and my ASPL. We do all the
work, and get blamed when things don't go well. Besides, he is a Senior
in High School, and has a lot of work, not to mention my own work.
A job which needs to be done by a troop committee and SM is
being done by the SPL, and I can't handle it all. Even when the SM says
he will do something, he rarely gets around to it ina timely way.
I need some help in how to motivate the adults to work. I cannot run the
troop all by myself.
Am I out of line saying these things?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City