Survey of Troop CC
George Taylor (73740.247@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 03:58:00 EDT
I'll respond to your survey.
>> I am trying to do an informational survey of Troop Committee Chairman
from the l ist. Any responses will be greatly appreciated. <<
>> 1) As Troop CC, what percentage of Troop meetings do you attend?
>> 2) As Troop CC, what percentage of Troop campouts do you attend?
I attend lots of them, recently all of them. But are you asking how
many I attend "As Troop CC"? I guess I don't do any AS the chairman.
I'm not necessarily the leader. I go to help out.
>> 3) Of the Troop meetings attended, do you stay for the whole
meeting, or just make a short appearance then leave.
Generally, I stay for the whole meeting (and, it seems, 30 to 60 minutes
>> 4) When attending a Troop meeting or campout, do you take an active
role as an adult leader, or just keep a low profile.
At troop meetings, I generally don't do ANYTHING related to the meeting
itself. If there is a board of review and the Advancement chairman
isn't present, I may get to announce the good news to the troop. If I'm
planning an outing I may talk about it -- though usually that's done by
the boy who is planning it, not the adult. What I usually do is
committee stuff: encouraging adults to go to training, helping line up
adults to help a boy lead an outing, giving people calendars or info on
District activities, resolving questions about BSA policies, things like
that. Also, we tend to do boards of review at or just after troop
meetings; we do them sort of on demand, and don't make the boy try to
schedule one after he's ready -- usually there are enough committee
members present to do a BOR.
On a campout, I'll be active. But note again that I don't go on campouts
AS the chairman, but as an adult, parent, helper/leader.
>> 5) Do you get involved in the annual planning of the Troops
activities and even ts.
Yes, some. I help plan the planning process. And the committee has to
approve the final plan.
>> 6) Do you every sit in and observe Troop PLC's just to observe boy
run vs. Scou tmaster run.
I attend some of them. The question sounds as though you mean, in
order to check up, and no, I don't do that. I attend to keep in touch
with what's happening and to be acquainted with the boys. It's fun to
watch -- the Scoutmaster does have the boys DO the planning.
--George Taylor, cc T423, Redmond, WA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City