Re: How do we handle former CC?
Keith Tilley (redcoat@NEXTSTEP.NET)
Sat, 9 Mar 1996 12:52:52 -0500
Sara, unfortunately, I have seen similar situations before.
There is nothing you can do to un-publicize the letter, and I don't think
you should do anything to try to refute it. This kind of thing usually has
a short life, except in the minds of those who are committed to keeping it
alive. If this person is the only one trying to keep it alive, it will pass
- you have nothing to gain by responding to it.
I would also suspect that, before long, this person's constant diatribes
will destroy her credibility. Every Council has at least a couple of
"chronic complainers", and after a while, no one listens to them any more.
As a matter of fact, when one of these people in my Council speaks out, I
usually assume the opposite of what they say. In this way, you should
eventually be vindicated of any ill feelings people may have toward you
Above all, you're exactly right that your job is your Troop. Get back to
"business as usual".
Assistant Council Commissioner
Rip Van Winkle Council, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City