What to do with ex-SPL
Bill Warde (billw@OKWAY.OKSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 12:31:32 -0500
In the troop to which my boys belong, we have a patrol which is called
the Eagle patrol. This patrol consists of the currently active Eagle
scouts in the troop plus the immediate past SPL (in the event that
individual is not an Eagle). After a six month period, the past SPL
reverts to a regulsr patrol unless he has by now completed Eagle or is
elected or appointed to a new position which keeps him from a patrol.
We have found that some very useful offices for appropriately
qualified ex-SPLs are Troop Guide, Instructor, and Junior Assistant
Scout Master, although not all boys are qualified to fill these
positions just because they have been SPL.
My eldest son, after a term as SPL became Troop Guide and then Eagle
soon thereafter. My youngest has been out of office now over six
months and reverted to a patrol and is the Troop Librarian. He will
likely not graduate to Eagle for about a year.
Most of our officers other then SPL, ASPL and those mentioned above
are members of a patrol in addition to their leadership office, as is
the Troop Librarian, my son.
Hope this helps.
Will Rogers Council
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