Re: I'll take my ball and go home (long)
H. Alan Schup (aschup@WHY.NET)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 21:51:57 -0500
At 3:13 PM 04/17/97, Kirk Barley wrote:
>Being intimidating causes more harm than good.
Maybe in my rush to reply, my thoughts were not conveyed as I wished...
The OA unit election teams should always be comprised of youth. The OA
youth (not related to the troop having elections) should hold the
elections, not the adults. The adults (also not related to the troop
having elections) should be there to advise and answer any questions that
the youth have trouble with answering. My thoughts were to have the OA
Youth Officers present at the next election not to intimidate, but to serve
in official capacity to uphold the rules and remind the SM that the youth,
not the adults are in charge. Having the DE along is intimidating I guess,
then maybe the unit's commissioner... I was trying to emphasize the youth
aspect is much better.
In all cases, the SM should sign and date a form whenever there is not an
OA election for that year stating that no Scout is qualified based upon
rank, camping tenure, and/or Scout Spirit. This administrative paperwork
is needed to show that all troops were visited and none were accidently
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