Re: Who can sit in on board of review
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 22:59:14 -0800
Paul Meyermann <Paul.Meyermann@UNI.EDU> asked:
> It has become a common theme regarding this issue that Scout Masters
> and ASM's should not be part of boards of review,- only Committee
> Does this mean that ASM's should not be members of the troop
That is also correct. Since they are registered as ASM's, they are not
registered as MC (member of committee). That's what the "letter of the
law" says. In fact, we call it the parents' committee and the most
involved parents are the ASM's (see below).
> If not should they attend committee meetings. I assume that the Scout
> Master should attend troop committee meetings.
In the past, our ASM's have often attended committee meetings. However,
I have learned to give up some of the things I've done it the past to my
assistants, and we started having monthly meetings last year. At that
time, I indicated to them that they should consider the committee meetings
as optional and need not attend, since I am asking for more of their time
elsewhere in the operation of the troop. They are of course, free to attend
anyway, and they do, just not as frequently as before.
And yes, as Scoutmaster, I do attend the parents' committee meetings. I
am the communications link between the committee and the boy leaders and
it's up to me to get the parents' support for the PLC's plans. At tonight's
PLC meeting, they came up with some very creative thinking that I am looking
forward to taking to the parents next week.
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** firstname.lastname@example.org
** WWW page ** http://www.emf.net/~troop24/t24.html **
Scoutmaster, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Contingent Jamboree Troop #3
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