Joseph A. Alessi (71670.2460@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Fri, 4 Oct 1996 08:34:06 EDT
Peter Murphy wrote:
>>... I give each every junior leader two copies of a
performance contract for their job. One they sign and return and the
other copy they keep. I tell them that this is how we will determine
at the end of their term if they "actively" served this position or not.
If they fulfill the contract then they can count it towards the
leadership advancement requirement.<<
As advancement chair for my district, I was at a council advancement committee
meeting where this subject came up as part of an appeal. The requirements do
not call for serving well - as you point out, only serving "actively". The
question is, what is meant by "actively"? The consensus was that you cannot
judge the quality of the job. If the scout officially had the position and
attended the meetings (ie, was active), the requirement was met. We didn't like
it, but had to rule against the SM.
The key here is that the SPL and ASPL (for Patrol Leaders and support
leadership, respectively), must monitor these positions closely. There is
nothing wrong with having a "contract". What should happen is that if a scout
is not fulfilling his duties, the SPL or ASPL should first counsel him. If
there is no improvement, he should be removed from the position so that the
clock is stopped.
On a related advancement topic, Kathie Cervany wrote:
>>Not VERY unwritten guys--- it is indeed written in our handbooks, that the
boys can NOT count an activity more than once.<<
I think that the point here is that the requirement is based upon time in
position (i.e., four months or six months), and not the position itself.
Therefore, If a scout is a den chief (or SPL, or any other leadership position)
and has a BOR where he advances in rank, the time in the position after the BOR
does count for the next rank. There is no double counting - time before the BOR
goes to the old rank, time after the BOR goes to the new rank.
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.10.1
At 08:22 EST on 04-Oct-96
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