Scout leader transitions
Michael M. Meenehan (meenehmm@URANUS.AITC.REST.TASC.COM.)
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 10:37:39 -0500
>>Has anyone been successful in coming up with a graceful
>>way that one could retire from active scouting?
>It's not so difficult to retire gracefully if you have
>been remembering to train your successor.
In our District we have been trying to get back to setting
expectations for "length of service" when recruiting for a job.
Specifically, we recruit for one year with the option of two. That
means that at the end of one year the volunteer has the option of
continuing in the job for another year - if he/she is willing and
their chairman desires them to continue.
In the same breath we talk about another expectation - that
everyone trains an assistant who can fill in. There is something to
be said for two deep leadership at all levels. That person is an
excellent resource when transition time comes around.
Troop 50, Patawomeck District V.C. Program
National Capital Area Council, (Washington, D.C. Area)
I used to be a beaver... (NE-CS-50, 82-67)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City