Re: Troop Leadership Requirement-Part 2
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 14:46:37 -0500
Pete Murphy wrote:
>...After the last troop election, I give each every junior leader two
>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...
What if the boy's n-months in the leadership position as an 1st Class/Star/
Life Scout is completed before the end of the term? What if he has the
necessary time spread over two or more terms? (depending on what the length
of a term is)
To require him to wait until the end of the term before deciding if he
fulfilled this requirement is adding to the printed requirements for the
rank. It is wrong.
This situation is exactly the one I will likely have to face with one of my
troops. The only difference is they present the "warrant" at the end of the
term to signify satisfactory completion.
I like the idea of a warrant at the end of the term as an award for having
served. However, it is not proper to require a Scout to serve the
additional time beyond what's in the requirements.
John Pannell, Unit Commissioner
Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92, working ticket)
but will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City