Re: Who SETS / modifies / enforces POLICY ????
Ron Raab-Long (raablong@VOICENET.COM)
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 08:55:06 -0400
You can just start with any troop organization chart. It clearly shows that
the SM works at the pleasure of the Troop Committee, which serves at the
pleasure of the Chartering Organization. I'm still amazzed at the people
who are surprised at this. You can find the charts in several places such
as the Troop Committee Guidebook, The Scoutmaster's Handbook, the
Scoutmastership Fundamentals Training Manual, or various other places.
Sounds like you have a serious loose cannon problem. First, the person you
point out that claims to be Woodbadge trained, either isn't, or got nothing
from the course. I don't remember a 12th leadership skill that said "Show
Supreme Authority". Besides, while many SM's won't tell anyone, the "Chain
of Command" is covered in SMF. Second, all members of the Troop, the TC,
the SM, and the SPL, should follow BSA policies. Its called The BSA
Program. IF this SM wants to provide a different program, let him start his
At 01:07 PM 7/1/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> I have been "taught" and/or trained that the SCOUT MASTER does
>> NOT create policy. The BSA, the troop comittee and/or the PLC
>> with advice from the SM and comittee create the TROOP policy.
>> The SM is NOT a dictator, and should not INVENT or create any
>> policy that is not in agreement with BSA national policy and
>> supported by the comittee and the chartering organization.
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