Terry M. Lynch (TMLynch@RDC.NOAA.GOV)
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 14:36:03 -0500
Some discussions have recently come up amongst several Scouters in our
troop. We have a new Scoutmaster who is working hard at getting the troop
into the "patrol method". Historically this has not been so for this troop.
The transition towards this goal has raised a few questions. I was hoping
the list's cumulative wisdom and experience could shed some light for us.
1. How often should troop elections be held. We currently have them every 6
months, have been thinking about yearly.
2. Should the SPL be appointed by the Scoutmaster/Committee or elected by
the scouts? If elected, should the Scoutmaster/Committee present a list of
"acceptable" candidates to the scouts, or let nature take its course?
3. Should the rest of leadership positions (excluding patrol positions) be
elected by the troop, or appointed by the new SPL?
I appreciate any thoughts y'all might have on this.
ST. Petersburg, FL
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