Re: Help in Organization
The Howells (howell@CROSSLINK.NET)
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 18:51:44 -0500
Let me tell you from experience. never let a husband and wife be
coleaders in anything, unless you trust them explicitly and KNOW that they
will not do anything goofy. let me relay, in 50 words or less, my
experience. I have just taken over as PCC for a Pack in King George, Va.
the husband was the PCC and the wife the treasurer. In essence, they
filtered information from us den leaders (so much that there were district
events occuring that they decided the Pack would not participate, without
consulting ANY of us), made their own decisions on dues (different than what
the rest of us had already decided with them present) and made claims about
the funding that were just not true.
Bottom line, be VERY, VERY careful about this. We did have a husband as
Cubmaster and his wife essentially made most of the decisions and they were
reasonable people and would listen to others.
Just my two cents from a newbie taking over from a bad
Tim L Kimmel wrote:
> We are in the process of starting a new Scout Troop. Our Chartered
> Organization Represenative believes it is her job to be the Troop
> Committee Chairman. Others of us (myself included) believes that she
> should not hold this positin. Our infomation comes from the Troop
> Committee Guidebook, published by the Boy Scouts of America. Her
> husband is the Scout Master, if this information is helpful. We want to
> set up our troop the correct way and need your help.
> I am assigned the job of Secretary/Treasurer, and my husband has agreed
> to be the Assistant Scout Master. Since we are a new, and small Troop,
> we only have one other person on the board. He has no offical title,
> nor does he have a child in the troop. He agreed to put his name on the
> charter forms so that we could get up and running. It is my opinon that
> there should be a nomination and election process amoung the Troop
> Committee member to decide who should be the chairman. I don't think it
> should be me, as I arleady have enough to do. Is it okay for the scout
> master or assistant scoutmaster to hold this position? the book does
> not make this clear.
> Please help us resolve this issue, because it is tearing apart our Troop
> even before we have our first meeting.
> Thanks in advance for your input. RK (please send response to
> RAK29@juno.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City