Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Sun, 1 Jun 1997 16:18:53 -0500
A little background: Currently we meet every week; the first meeting of
every month is reserved for the Troop Leaders Council & the parent's
Committee. The TLC plans the upcomming month's meetings, based on the
annual plan which is put together every summer, and takes care of other
business. The TLC runs about 45 minutes (our regular meetings run for an
hour). Scouts not on the TLC can choose to show up or not; if they do we
work with them on misc. advancement or merit badges--whatever they need.
The committee holds Boards of Review while the TLC is meeting and then holds
its business meeting. The next TLC/committee meeting is scheduled for the
day after tomorrow (Tuesday).
I got a call from my SPL this afternoon asking about changing the time of
the TLC. He would like them to meet at another time/place (possibly at his
house after school) so to have another meeting a month for Troop activities,
etc. He wanted to start this month. I told him I wasn't sure how it would
work (we have tried this in the past with not much luck) and that I didn't
think it would be fair to the other members of the TLC to change the
time/place of the meeting at this short notice without consulting them.
Some may find it hard to get transportation out to his home.
My questions (finally!): how do the rest of you do this? Does your TLC
meet at the time/place of the Troop meeting or different. How good is
attendance if at a different time/place.
To you Scouts out there: how would you feel if your SPL made a major
schedule change like this on 2 days notice without asking you? (I ask this
because he has a history of making big decisions & announcements without
advance notice or consultation--he's surprised me several times).
Mark W. Arend
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