Re: How do we handle former CC?
Mike Andrews (mandrews@MAIL.EROLS.COM)
Sat, 9 Mar 1996 14:09:30 GMT
On Fri, 8 Mar 1996 10:43:39 -0600, you wrote:
>Last Monday night we told our boys that she and her son had moved on
>to another troop to help them out. That is all we have said. Some how
>every one out side of the troop knows what has happened. Even the letter
>in detail. We are getting tired of hearing how terrible our troop is
>and would like to devote our time back to the boys, not defending our troop.
>We did not want to get the parents involved but they are very supportive
>of the leaders. Our new CC wants to know if we should tell the parents
>their concern of the former CC behavior. Or just keep quiet and hope it
>goes away. What upsets us know has gotten after her for her behavior
>but they got after us because what she wrote about us. Any suggestions.
>Sorry this ended up long. Thanks
At the next pack meeting dedicate a time to read her letter to all
attendees!!! Then discuss her letter with everyone and see if some of
her points are valid and need addressing or are they just a
disgruntled former member. The people you are afraid of telling
probably ALREADY know!!! Rumors are the worst thing for your pack
right now and you must put a stop to them or you will not be able to
attract new members!!! Now I don't mean that you get into a long
drawnout discussion of the letter just read the letter and then
discuss any points of concern, this can't turn into a "bitch
session"!! A formal handling in front of everyone should clear the air
and her positions will become clear for what they are. You may even
invite the DE to the meeting to chair that part of it. You could also
phone everyone and advise them of the upcoming discussion so you get
almost total participation!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City