Re: Serving dual positions
George Hutcheson (pack44@WWW.CEDARNET.ORG)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 08:21:23 -0500
Rob Morley wrote:
>My problem is that according the the Committe Guidebook, as well
>as other sources, The scoutmaster and assistant scoutmasters cannot
>be on BORs. Is their anyway that I can register as a dual position.
>I enjoy being advancement chairman, and at the same time, want to be
>an assistant scoutmaster.
True, but why do you want to be both? So you can also work with the
Scouts? There's nothing that says that committee members have to be
remote figures only seen at a BOR and I'm not sure that they should.
I'm the advancement chair for our troop too but that doesn't stop me
(or the other committee members) from working directly with the Scouts.
We attend troop meetings and campouts, instruct and demonstrate skills,
help out with fundraisers and other activities, and even spend a week
with the troop at summer camp. Looking at our troop you'd have to check
out the position patches to really tell much difference between adult
leaders. No artificial divisions or relegating committee members
to background or sideline roles. We wouldn't hold still for it. <grin>
About the only thing I usually don't do is sign off requirements in the
boy's handbook. Those I generally refer to the *official* ASMs.
Basically I have the best of both worlds. <big fat grin> I just hope that
the ASMs don't catch on. <wink> Maybe the same approach would work for you.
George Hutcheson ____/ >____
Pack 44 - Ass't Cubmaster, Advancement, etc / WSR C-25-96 \
Troop 42 - Advancement Chair / //GMH\\ \
Wabuha District Cub Roundtable staff //_\\
http://www.cedarnet.org/pack44/ ...working my ticket
PS: Before someone asks why leaders are instructing... We are a really young
troop with *no* older scouts. Just filling in the gap while we grow some boy
leaders. This year should do it!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City