Thanks to Burning Out responders
Mike Sieber (sieber@SCTC.COM)
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 08:11:01 -0600
I would like to take the time to thank the 24 people who responded to my
plea for advice and help on how to handle 'Scouter burn out'.
I received *A LOT* of ideas and suggestions. Some of those ideas I used
right away, like taking a weekend away from it all with my wife and
I made a short presentation at our last Court of Honor about the jobs that
are available within the Troop. We now have a new 'Service Project
Coordinator', 'Transportation Coordinator', 'Chaplains Aide', and an ASM in
charge of Program Planning. We still have many jobs within our Troop, all
of them have specific duties and responsibilities, and all of them are
registerable postions within the Troop Committee.
At the last Troop Committee meeting I made it clear about my stance in
helping the Troop. I am willing to keep on doing what I genuinely *love*
to do. BUT, there is only so much that I can do as an individual. The
rest will be divided amongst new volunteers and parents as it should be.
There is a lot more that the Troop Committee and I have to work out, a
little more effort on our parts, but well worth it in the long run.
Another Troop Committee meeting in November will iron things out even more.
I'll be sure to keep the 24 responders updated privately on our progress,
anyone else who would like to get updated let me know so I can respond
A special *THANKS* to MAJ Mike L. Walton who called me at home to give me
words of encouragement. (Caught me by total surprise that someone from
Germany would call me...just to tell me to hang in there) WOW!
And, *THANKS* to Jon Eidson, Steve Farrell, Steve Tobin, and many others
for their words of encouragement.
It's feels *so* good to know that you are all out there...
Michael R. Sieber, SM T142
Wyoming, MN 55092
Indianhead Council #295
Eagle class of '84
Brotherhood - Agaming Lodge #257
"...used to be a Beaver" C-4-94
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City