LINDA K CLOSSEN (ZXRA59A@PRODIGY.COM)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 07:20:21 -0500
OK, Scouters, I am getting close to understanding" active".
Give me one last question and I hope I can lay this to rest.
Sam Scout is the PL of his patrol. He needs 6 months of active
leadership and active participation in the troop or patrol to fulfill
his obligations. For 3 months of the 6 months he is doing his PL job
and for 3 months he is gone playing baseball. Do I count both the
baseball and leadership as his six months, even though he was not at
the meetings? Do I count the three months he is active in the troop
and make him do three more? I am sorry, I never knew that I was so
Help me, Help me!
I know what I have been doing. I think I may have been doing it
wrong according to what I am reading. I would make him serve another
three months. He made the choice to leave and play ball. What I am
reading is that we all have a busy life and cut him some slack. I
guess I wonder, what is the point of asking him to serve the "active"
time and then not making him do it.
Still confused, and....
Yours in Scouting,
Scoutmaster, Linda K. Clossen
Gerald R. Ford Council
Grand Rapids, Michigan
...I used to be sane...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City