Taking a folded Troop's boys
Mike Sieber (mike_sieber@SECURECOMPUTING.COM)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 08:15:44 -0500
A Troop in our District is folding due to adult leadership
problems, ie politicalism, egos, stubborness, unwillingness to change,
I have heard just a little about events that happened from the
people that are involved. I have heard of physical abuse with 'adult
A', I have heard of psychological problems with 'adult B', and I believe
that I have heard the truth from 'adult C'. Because of these problems
Council has suggested that the Troop fold.
I received a phone call last night from the Troop Committee
Chair of the folding Troop, asking me if our Troop would 'adopt' their
Scouts. I told him that there would be no argument from me, they were
Now I'm unsure about my invitation... With the Scouts come
their parents, and *their* problems.
I consider our Troop to be a better than average Troop, we have
about 2-3 Eagles per year, 35 registered boys, we are about 80% boy run,
and our adult committee works very well together. This is my final year
as Scoutmaster, I'd like to leave the Troop without any vaccuum or
outstanding issues that will haunt me.
I'm worried that adults from the folding Troop will bring their
baggage with them....
Has anyone ever delt with this or have any suggestions...?
Thanks for you guidance!
Mike Sieber, SM T142
Indianhead Council, Northlakes District
Eagle Class of '84
"...used to be a Beaver" C-4-94
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City