Re: Fw: How do you dismiss a SM
Richard C. Ickler (icklerr@SOCA.COM)
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 18:44:16 -0800
Ira Wallenstein <Wallen1@AOL.COM> said:
>Unfortunately the troop in which I was involved, the SM/COR is the only
>member of the chartered organization. What the SM told the troop
>was that any attempt to remove him as SM would result in him as COR
>the troop committee.
It sounds like you have a standoff. Actually, this situation is all too
common in volunteer organizations. There are only two real options (other
than ignoring things and letting it go on). If the committee is only there
at the sufferance of the SM, then the committee needs to vote with its feet
and go elsewhere. The SM has no reason to change his ways as long as
people continue to stay and accept the situation. After all, Scouts is
VOLUNTARY and volunteers who feel that the organization is not serving
their needs are free to leave and join another or start their own. I know
it is a tough decision because I have had to make it before (not in Scouts)
but the world doesn't end if you do.
Good luck. It is a terrible situation to be in but the only way out is to
decide to take charge of YOUR destiny.
Scoutmaster, Troop 14
Long Beach Area Council (CA)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City