Re: Credit for leadership positions
Donato, Bruce (BDONATO@LIFETECH.COM)
Tue, 3 Jun 1997 09:27:00 -0400
As an ASM for one of our councils Jambo troops and having 8 boys from my
own troop in the Jambo troop, I have come across a similar situation. I
have one boy who is listed as the Librarian in my home troop and does
as much as he can to show leadership there. He is also an APL in the
home troop and again shows leadership when required of him. Someone may
say that this is not showing enough leadership to make Life.
In the Jambo troop he was elected PL and his patrol consists of boys
from the home troop + one other boy. He has done a great job with this
patrol and I told him that this definitely shows leadership skills and
even though it is not the official position, as the SM of the home
troop, I will sign off him demonstrating leadership because of all these
things put together.
I would recommend that anyone else in this situation talk to the SM and
ASM's of the Jambo troop and get their feedback. The Jambo troops I am
finding are a great place for boys to show leadership that they don't
always get a chance to in their home troop.
IMHO just because you are listed in a position doesn't mean that you
SM T-472 Rockville, Md.
1st SA Jambo 97 T-427
My son calls me "pokey papa"
From: Blaine A. Jackson
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L; Donato, Bruce
Subject: Credit for leadership positions
Date: Thursday, May 29, 1997 10:29PM
I have a question I have not seen discussed.
I have two scouts who will have leadership positions for our Jamboree
troop. Obviously, they will get more, and more varied, experience
our 18 day trip that many junior troop leaders would get in a 6 month
term in office. I certainly appears to me that this position should
count for advancement, and should count more than 2 1/2 weeks of
leadership in a local troop.
Does anyone agree?
Is there any way to give them additional credit for leadership time?
Blaine Jackson, email@example.com
SM T-450, 1st SA Jambo T-1807
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