Unit Committees in Other Countries?
Gino Lucrezi (scouts-l@SCOUTNET.ORG)
Thu, 26 Dec 1996 02:52:58 +0000
On 19 Dec 1996, gregor herrmann wrote:
gh> additionally (and here's a difference to agesci) we have a parent's
gh> council (troop committee ?) consiting of a chairperson a
gh> vice-chairperson a scribe a treasurer and maybe some other persons.
gh> they normally are parents of guides/scouts. their responsibilty is
gh> the legal respresentation of the group the financing and all other
gh> task in connection with ressources (meeting place, tents whatever).
gh> they are not involved in the actual guiding/scouting
This is interesting.
Do you find them to be useful or a hindrance?
Unfortunately, my experiences with scout's parents who became leaders haven't
been very good. Unless they had been scouts in their youth, they often had
trouble fitting into a form of education (scouting) which uses different
methods than those used by, say, a family or a school.
In a couple of cases, they were really big sources of trouble. Of course I
don't want to generalise...
Also, we had lots of cases where parents didn't want their sons to go on Patrol
outings, because they had no adults with them. I wonder how we can teach them
to be autonomous :-(
So, I find it always amazing when I read of other countries where parents have
a say and are actually helpful :-)
Assistant Scout Master
AGESCI (Associazione Guide E Scouts Cattolici Italiani)
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