Troop Officer Elections
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM)
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 22:22:04 -0600
This March is the beginning of our Troop's second year of
operation. For the last year we have been having rotating
Patrol Leaders, so that everyone got a taste, since both
our Patrols were New Scout patrols. Now it's time to
elect Patrol Leaders, as well as a new Senior Patrol Leader
(our current SPL has served for 6 months and has indicated to
me that he would like to relinquish his office).
SO: the question I have is, how often do you have Troop
elections, and for how long of a term of office? Do you
have a separate term of office for your Senior Patrol
Leader and Patrol Leaders?
Second, once this is done, how do you approach having your
Senior Patrol Leader select Scouts for the appointive offices
(Quartermaster, Scribe, etc.)?
Finally: we have 12 Scouts in our Troop. I have been thinking
that I would not have an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, because
I didn't want to take too many Scouts of of the Patrols. I
figure that if the SPL doesn't show to an event, I'd rotate
putting a Patrol Leader in for that event as acting SPL, and
have that PL's assistant take over for the event as PL. What
do you all think?
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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