Re: Who SETS / modifies / enforces POLICY ????
Bill Wheeler (wwheeler@BUFFNET.NET)
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 06:24:54 -0500
>> 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.
>> I have run into a SM who has a "SUPREME AUTHORITY" complex,
>> and I would like to be able to point him to a published ref.
>> He "claims" to be wood badge trained, but does not wear the
>> beads (NO TICKET?).
>> As a "trainer" myself, and soon to be wood badge staffer,
>> I want to make sure of the correct and proper information.
My books are all at camp, (where I am heading back to tomorrow) but the
first place that I would look is in the Scoutmasters Handbook & the Troop
Committee Guide. I would think that what you are looking for is there.
As far as the Scoutmaster being the "SUPREME AUTHORITY", perhaps a gift of
the Scoutmaster's Handbook might be needed for this gentleman. One of the
primary jobs of a Scoutmaster is to train Junior Leaders. He is there to
support & advise the Patrol Leaders Council, who assist the Senior Patrol
Leader in running the Troop. Just the video from the "Scoutmaster's Junior
Leader Training Kit" would get this point across.
SM Troop 286
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City