Troop Leadership Requirement - Part 2
Pete Townsend (ptownsen@HYDRA.CS.GMR.COM)
Mon, 7 Oct 1996 16:45:26 -0400
> One thing that we should all keep in mind is that the requirements for
> Star, Life, and Eagle do NOT use the phrase "leadership position." They
> call for service in a "position of responsibility."
I've quoted one of the many replies on the same theme. (Apolgies
to the author). These replies further the discussion in a different
direction than I'd originally considered, but here goes ...
Position of Leadership vs Position of Responsibility
Are we mincing words - - playing with semantics. In the end
analysis, a leader "assumes responsibility" to get his job done; a
person of responsibility "assumes leadership" to get his job done.
The bottom line: Did the person do anything ????
A leader will take responsibility and vice versa. When we say
exhibit "leadership" we don't expect Alexander the Great to lead
a charge across the mountains, necessarily. We do expect that he
will lead (himself if that is the job). My question stands as
originally stated ( and is being answered by a great many of you
with great skill ).
Keeping FUN in scOUTING, Pete Townsend ASM T188, Rochester Hills MI
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City