Re: Council Problems
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 19:00:14 -0600
At 12:38 PM 11/24/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Hopefully this will put the thing to bed. The DE apparently said some
>things to the SE about not wanting to work with my troop, etc. There
>appears to be a personal problem here, which is why I took the first step
>and apologized to everyone. If this doesn't work, the committee member is
>probably going to suggest to the SE that there be a meeting between the DE,
>myself, and at least one other person to work it all out (committee member
>is a lawyer).
If the SE knows his or her job, the DE will either gladly work with your troop,
or will be out looking for a new job. Volunteers sometimes have the luxury of
letting their personal idiosyncracies be expressed in their efforts.
Professionals, by definition, do not. He or she is obligated to put their best
face on it, smile, shake your hand, graciously express regret on the
misunderstanding and state that they are ready to move forward for the good of
the Scouts WHETHER OR NOT THEY ACTUALLY FEEL THAT WAY. Then they DO it. This
is a reality of working with a not-for-profit organization made up mostly of
volunteers that they have to accept, or they are in the wrong profession.
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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