Re: Switching Troops
Kirk Barley (kbarley@EROLS.COM)
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 13:39:15 -0800
I've seen this situation often.
If you aren't having fun, start a new troop. I've seen too many blowups
where one leader (or faction) is dissatisfied, but wants to stay with
the troop and does so until there is some unplanned argument that
escalates. The boys are hurt, some troops fall apart and leaders quit
the movement. If you can do it better, go somewhere else and try. Do
it nicely and don't poach boys, you may want to come back.
If you can't make the commitment to start a new troop, consider the
District or Commissioner's Staff. I was moving a lot and couldn't make
enough meetings to take a leadership position. I became a Unit
Commissioner. I took more training, learned from the other units and
was able to make a contribution within my schedule. These experiences
helped tremendously when I took over my own troop. I knew more what
owrked and what didn't and had more resources to draw on.
Remember though, you're a VOLUNTEER. If it's not fun, it's probably
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