Re: How do we handle former CC?
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Sat, 9 Mar 1996 07:05:50 -0800
Our Troop went thru a similar instance a couple of years ago with 2
comittee members, husband and wife who were very insistent at times. I
finally ended up telling them, as the then Comittee Chair, that we were not
going to change and that they were welcome to stay in the troop if they
desired, but that since they felt so differently perhaps they should find
another troop. They did. The Troop Committee was told about the problems
- they actually were pretty familiar with it - and concurred.
At least they did not write a letter. But since they are active at the
Council level every once in a while we hear that some less than positive
comments have been made about our troop. I spoke to the DE to make sure he
was set straight but other wise ignored it. When it happens we still
ignore it and carry on, explaining to those who are fair enough to ask that
we simply had a difference of opinion. I think that they are slowly
becoming painted by their own brush.
Personally I think that is the only way to handle it. Explain to those who
ask and if your Commissioner cannot understand, well, perhaps you need a
new commissioner. You need support, not turmoil. She won't believe your
side and vice versa so no resolution can be made. It would be nice if you
could just agree to disagree. Perhaps the DE could help you out by sitting
down with your old CC and telling her Scout Spirit may be somewhat lacking?
Good Luck - it will take a while.
SM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City