Re: Abused Scouts Outcome
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 15:07:49 -0400
Andrew Hagemann wrote, in part:
> How nice and how sad all at once. I'm so happy you were able to find a
> reasonable resolution. Too bad the paid help couldn't figure it out.
> Thank goodness your Unit Commissioner knew his fellow Scouters well
> enough to know where to turn.
Although perhaps extreme, I think Linda's experience may not be
atypical. Let's face it: most DE's are relatively young and green, and
often are bounced from district to district for no apparent reason. I
was told by a Scouter in my unit (who was a DE in another council for a
short time) that there's an unwritten rule that no DE would be hired who
had been a Scouter within the Council (presumably to avoid cronyism).
If that's so, it is not surprising that a (presumably longer-term) UC
would know more about Linda's District Scouting program than the DE.
BTW, I haven't had any personal problems with eiher the UC'c or DE's in
our Council, but HAVE noted the above patterns.
Steve on Cattail Creek
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City