Re: What to do with an former SPL
Marc Solomon (msolomon@TEK1.TEKNIQ.COM)
Wed, 29 Nov 1995 17:09:26 -0600
At 12:27 PM 11/29/95 -0500, Kevin S Woods wrote:
>It has been suggested that because they are all new scouts or
>tenderfoots, that we hold elections at 6 months rather than a year.
>My query is... can the current SPL and PL be reelected?
I presume the reason a 6 month term was suggested was so that if the Scouts
realize they made a mistake, it can be corrected in a relatively short time.
If that was the case, then there is no reason a leader should not be able to
be reelected. If the reason was to give everybody a chance at leadership
(doubtful), then you should not allow them to be reelected to the same office.
>If they are not reelected, do they become part of the 1 patrol we have?
In a troop so small, where else can they go? I know many feel that after
being in a leadership position, it might be awkward to go back to being just
a member. That might be so, but it is something we should teach the Scouts
I work for a small company and most of us have a similar level of expertise.
Therefore, while I might be working on my current project as a group leader,
on the next project, the group leader might be somebody who was in my group
on my last project. Leadership roles change over time. Your boss today
might be your employee tomorrow. Teaching Scouts to handle changes in
leadership, therefore, is worth while.
Yours in Scouting,
Marc W. Solomon Unit Commissioner
firstname.lastname@example.org Sycamore District
email@example.com Blackhawk Council, IL
I use to be a wise old owl . . . Now I am just old
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