Re: "Serve actively"
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 09:16:19 -0400
At 06:36 AM 7/23/97 -0400, Paul H. Brown wrote:
>My understanding of this term is that it has been interpreted, when
>appeals are made from an SM's arbitrariness, as merely being registered
>in the unit during the time period that the position is occupied.
>A scout is "active" in a unit while he is registered there, whether he
>attends meetings/activities, or not.
Which raises the aditional question, what happens when you are
expected to "actively serve"....? What does it mean to serve? Service
implies actual performance of some duty or other? If I serve my District
as Advancement Chairman, but I do not perform the duties as prescribed
in BSA policy, such as maintaining a MB counselor list, or any other
duty, and merely hold the title.... whom have I served? I contend... no one.
I have not met the obligation which I made upon accesptance of the
position. Ideally, the District Committee Chairman should remove me and
find someone who will "actively serve".
I must agree with those who believe that "active service" in a leadership
position means more than merely holding a title for a specified period of
Jeff L. Glaze, Vice-Chairman
Northeast District Advancement Committee
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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