Re: Senior Patrol Leader
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 17:35:53 -0500
Of course let the boys decide.
In our troop we actually do a nomination night followed by two elections, a
primary and a final.
The first week we have nominations, each candidate must be nominated and
seconded. The 2nd week each candidate makes a short speech and the
troop votes, this is the primary election. The top two or three
candidates (depends on how close the votes) are then named.
On the 3rd week, the top candidates make a short speech and the troop
votes for their final selection of SPL.
This process takes 3 weeks, and usually gets everyone excited about their
own democratic process within the troop.
We do this because we sometimes get a large field of candidates, and this
system narrows that down. It also somewhat mirrors the presidential
race. The boys take it very seriously. It works well for us.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City