New Scoutmaster/Old SM
Roman J. Smith (roman.j.smith.13@ND.EDU)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 07:02:18 -0500
>Our Boy Scout Troop is undergoing a change in Scoutmasters.
>As Committee Chair, I am concerned about recognition for the *old* SM.
Allow me digress from the origional question, for a thought.
Last year I took a class that included a section on public relations. The
professor was head of developement for a local GoodWill. I think the way he
handled his board could be an example of what we should be thinking of doing
When a new board member was installed, they gave him a plaque at that time
"------ a member of the board of -------
from: (filled in) to: (left blank and filled in after the term ended)
He asked them to hang in on their wall at their place of employment, and
promised to check up on them to see that it was hanging there. Every 6
months or so, he would visit and look for the plaque.
He believed that recognition during the term was far more important that
recognition after the fact. I think this is an important concept, not only
for out adult leaders, but our current boy leaders as well.
Roman J. Smith
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Notre Dame IN 46556
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