OA & Scoutmaster
Ed Schmitt (easchmitt@PENN.COM)
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 01:38:47 -0400
>Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 21:37:36 -0700
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>From: Mark Young <younglsm@PACIFICNET.NET>
>To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
>My question is really this:
> Our Scoutmaster was very unhappy about which boys got voted
>into the OA. His favorite boys didn't get elected.
> He even told the parent's committee how terrible it was and
>told the parents that he wanted them to influence their boys in the
>election next year. He repeated it in a second parent's meeting.
> My question is:
> First, if all the boys on the ballot were qualified, and the boys
>in the troop voted for their choice, is the Scoutmaster supposed to say
>anything. Does he get to criticize the vote?
> Second, is the Scoutmaster allowed to tell the parents to influence
>their boys votes?
> Finally, how does it work about the Scoutmaster being sore that
>his favorites didn't get in? What about the feelings of the boys that did
>get in. They are qualified and their peers voted them in, but the Scoutmaster
>won't even congratulate them?
> Mark Young
If the boy was qualified to be place on the ballot, the election procedure
explained to the boys by a member of the OA election committee who should
be at the troop meeting when the elections are help, the Scoutmaster has
no recourse but to accept the results.
Ed Schmitt - former CM, SM, EA from the weather capital
Bucktail Council Executive Board of the world Punxsutawney, PA
Council Cub Scout Chairman have a weatherful day
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