Re: SPL AT Committee Meetings?
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 16:34:55 -0400
At 10:18 PM 4/7/97 +0200, Bullis wrote:
> I am JB Bullis of Troop 73. I am curious if the Senior Patrol Leader
>should attend the Committee Meetings?
Troop 477, Atlanta Area Council, has (since about 1988) always
encouraged the SPL to attend the Troop Committee meetings,
and was placed on the agenda just before the Scoutmaster to
give a SPL's report.
>When I was a SPL I attended the meetings but was given the feeling
>that I was not welcome.
Tha is unfortunate. Did the Committee Chairman innclude the SPL
on the agenda?
>f SPL's are allowed, should they be able to vote as an adult.
Absolutely not. The SM and SA's don't even have a vote on the Troop
Committee. An SPL may attend and give input, but he is not a member
of the Troop Committee.
>With the SPL being the representive of the boys, he should be
>ble to vote, shouldn't he?
No! The boys vote in the PLC, and the Committee exists to support
the decisions of the PLC within limits of safety, fudicial responsibility,
and the Scouting program. They may veto or choose not to support some
of the plans submitted by the PLC, but that is their perogative.
>Troop does that or if you know, please reply?
Any Troop Committee which allows a youth member a vote is
acting contrary to BSA policy, and is not operating its Scouting
program as intended or "designed".
Hope this provide some answers to your questions.
Northeast District Advancement Committee
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