Re: Passing the tourch
Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Mon, 6 Nov 1995 00:00:30 +0500
Steve Tobin <srtobin@MIRAGE.SKYPOINT.COM> asked:
>How about something new?
>I am looking forward to stepping down as Scoutmaster in a year or two
>(maybe), and am getting a Webelos father next March who is willing to take
>it on, and I think he may be a excellent candidate. Assuming I do, and he
>is, and he is, how should the transition be handled? What are the pitfalls
>to look out for? I am planning to stay on and work with troop, as well as
>working at the district level, so what are the factors involved in an ex-SM
>hanging around (such as butting out were I don't belong)?
>Been there, done it? Lay it on me...
I have handed ove troop 56 to a new scoutmaster twice. First in 1983 after
3-1/2 years as scoutmaster and again in 1992 after six years as scoutmaster.
In niether case did I have any problems working with the new scoutmaster.
I was announced at a court of honor, they took over and it was thier job. I
do have one piece of advice.
Some of the older scouts had a bad habit of asking me first an then the
scoutmaster. I had to learn to refer them to the scoutmaster before giving
an answer. In other cases, some scouts would come to me hoping to get a
different answer. Watch out for them and make sure you have good
communication between your leaders.
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Dan Brown Mimawanachen Wikhetschik (Trail Builder) ASM T56 (est. 1922)
Blacksburg VA, New River District, Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Tutelo
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