Re: Troop Elections - The Mechanics
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Tue, 20 May 1997 17:09:30 -0500
In a tie, we hold another election. This also gives those "straddling the
fencepost" and "electing their friends" another chance to "vote their
feelings not their friendship". Most cases, the winner ends up being the
person everyone "thought" would win; in a couple of cases, though, I and
everyone else was surprised as the Scout that thought that he would win
re-election didn't win.
His father was my boss's boss; two days after the election was announced, I
ran into his father during a trip in the motor pool.
He brought the subject up and stated that his son "felt bad about losing the
election". Then, he quickly added, "but he needs to learn how to lose." At
that point, I knew that no matter what I did in his military unit, that what
I did as his son's Scoutmaster had NO BEARING whatsoever on my performance
evaluation. I was relieved and pleased.
And I still have a great deal of respect for Steven Basso's father.
(c) 1997 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
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