Jim Kenison (JMKenison@AOL.COM)
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 00:06:24 -0500
I think that I will be switching troops, unless something happens to make me
change my mind.
I've been an Assistant Scoutmaster with a local troop for over three years
now. The boys are great, and I've had some good times. The problem I've had
is that the "upper level leadership" (Scoutmaster and Committee) aren't
running the troop by "the book" or even close to the way it should be run. I
have tried for these three years to get things changed -- with no luck.
Exactly one year ago, I decided to give the troop one more year to see if
things would shape up. At that point I went to a meeting of the troop that I
belonged to as a boy, and met with my old Scoutmaster. Over this past year,
he has been very useful and supportive.
The year has ended, and no change, so I really think I am ready for a change.
I met with my old troop again a couple of weeks ago, and they would welcome
me back. The problem I am having is that this is in a neighboring town, and
I am currently the Cubmaster (a position that I plan to keep) for the pack
that corresponds with the troop I'm leaving. I also am beginning to feel
that I might be "giving up" on the boys in that troop.
I would appreciate any suggestions, especially from people that have been in
similar situations. Please email me if you have some wisdom to offer.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City