Re: Troop Elections - The Mechanics
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Tue, 20 May 1997 13:31:00 CST
Good luck! From personal experience, the transition to a boy
run program is long and sometime frustrating but rewarding
when the results start to show themselves.
I believe election procedures are purposefully vague so that every
troop can implement them the way it works best for them. In my
troop, the PLC established the qualifications and election
schedule (with a little prompting from me). We also did away with
electing EVERY troop position (with a lot of prompting from me).
A week before the elections, the boys are asked to nominate
boys for SPL. The week of elections, the candidates give a
brief speech and blank papers are handed out. Everyone
writes one name and returns it. After the results are announced,
the patrols conduct their own elections anyway they want. We
have no set qualifications for Patrol Leader. Meanwhile, the
new SPL and I discuss the options for the rest of the troop
positions and announce them the following week after meeting
with our first choices.
Peter M. Murphy :: firstname.lastname@example.org
SM T125, TC P125, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City