Re: Survey of Troop Committee Chairman
James A. Sheckels (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Sun, 8 Sep 1996 17:48:13 -0700
Larry Jones' survey response:
>I am trying to do an informational survey of Troop Committee Chairman from
the list. Any responses will be greatly appreciated.
>1) As Troop CC, what percentage of Troop meetings do you attend?
95-98 percent. There unless another appointment keeps me away.
>2) As Troop CC, what percentage of Troop campouts do you attend?
About half (also work for district, when not doing district and
commissioner stuff, I camp)
>3) Of the Troop meetings attended, do you stay for the whole meeting, or
just make a short appearance then leave.
Usually the whole meeting, normally working with committee members.
Don't leave unless I have another appointment that night, which is
>4) When attending a Troop meeting or campout, do you take an active role
as an adult leader, or just keep a low profile.
Normally in the background doing work with committee people, or
other "business" stuff. Sometimes I do merit badge counselor
business, but I try to keep MB stuff separate from Troop meetings so the
Scout is participating in the meeting. I wil not get "active" unless a
member of the Scoutmaster team asks me to, or if I see a safety
thing going bad.
>5) Do you get involved in the annual planning of the Troops activities and
Yes. SM asks me to be the primary facilitator on explaining, and
let the Scouts plan. Scoutmaster team advises the PLC. Note:
SM's job puts him at work on many Saturdays, so he tries to get his
weekend off for camping trips. JLT and planning are additional weekends, so
he asks me to step in as facilitator while the ASM's provide the
>6) Do you every sit in and observe Troop PLC's just to observe boy run vs.
Yes. Every 3 months or so. They are Scout run without a doubt. SM
team does their job right.
Note: I am also the church Scouting Coordinator, which puts me as CR for BSA
YIS, Jim Sheckels - I used to be a Bobwhite...SE 308-7 '82/'72-WWW-B'Hood
CR & CC Troop 742, Hope Mills United Methodist Church, NC
Member of NAUMS/District Advancement & Training Committee
3501 Farm Circle Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306-8303
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