Re: SPL AT Committee Meetings?
Stephen Hoar (shoar@INFINET.COM)
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 07:00:25 -0400
JB Bullis wrote,
>> I am JB Bullis of Troop 73. I am curious if the Senior Patrol Leader
>>should attend the Committee Meetings? When I was a SPL I attended the
>>meetings but was given the feeling that I was not welcome.
This was my reply to JB,
>We have the SPL attend the Committee meeting for several reasons;
>1. As the scout in the senior leadership position in the troop it is
>that he represent the scouts in the decision making for the troop committee.
>2. It gives him an insight into the functioning of the committee and
>to take information back to the other scouts on what is planned and how the
>decisions are made.
>3. It reinforces his position and authority as the SPL.
>4. It helps develop his leadership skills.
>5. Finally, as the troop exists for the scouts and not the scouters
>committee exists to help the scouts and the scouts should know what the
>does. If there were no scouts there would be no committee. In effect, the
>exists to service the scouts, not the other way around.
>Steve in Newark>
I would note that we had our troop committee meeting last night. We had 23
attendance as well as the SPL. We had a twelve item agenda and had it
an hour and 15 minutes. This was 15 minutes longer than usual as our target
completion time is 1 hour. Many hands make work light.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City