Ptrl ldr quandry UPDATE
JASON CRUSE (jcruse@DU.EDU)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 07:30:42 -0700
Thanks to everyone who wrote back in with thoughts on my patrol leader
quandry. In case it comes up with someone else, here's the abbreviated
short form of responses:
1) SM conference right away.
I wanted to do this, but the young man who assumed the position of
PL is out-of-town for at least another week-and-a-half (hence why I said
I had to wait, but I didn't make this clear to the list).
2) Have the PLC handle it.
This to me is a good idea, but only if the PLC is working well
already. Certainly, one would not ask a PLC to do decide a tricky
question, when where we are camping next month takes 30 minutes - 45
minutes to decide.
3) Have the assistants or Junior assistant step in.
Again, we are a small troop. No JASM. The assistants are interested,
but the one assigned to their patrol just went out of town for 2 months
himself for a practicum (Therapy student).
Here's what we have planned: the SPL and I, and the assistants, ae
waiting to resolve the issue until we have troop elections in March.
There will be no patrol leader until then, only an interim leader
appointed by the PLC. The other two patrols would normally be electing
new PLs in March, and we elect a new SPL then as well. Depending on the
outcome the conference when the boy returns, there will be ameeting with
his parents, and he may or may noit be allowed to run, and will have to
do some convincing that these actions (as they appear to be) still shows
a sufficient amount of scout spirit to advance to first class in April.
BTW, for those who thought this scout showed at least one sign of ADD or
other illnesses, this is NOT the case.
-- Jason A. Cruse
University of Denver
"Toujours en avant. Si Dieu avait voulu que l'homme reculat, il lui
aurait mis un oeil derriere la tete."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City