Re: Who hires & fires Assistant Scoutmasters?
Kybo Ken (KyboKen@AOL.COM)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 01:36:39 -0400
I have recently become a Unit Commissioner for my local District. I looked
this up in my handbook where the question is raised as to who has the
authority to dismiss a volunteer.
Basically it states that whoever does the recruiting for your unit has that
responsibility. In most cases involving an Assistant Scoutmaster - it is the
chartered organization (atleast in my units).
Usually you can go to your chartered organization to present the problem and
ask them to resolve it once you have made all efforts from your end. The Unit
Committee has absolutely NO jurisdiction over the administrative actions
involving an Assistant Scoutmaster, nor does the Scoutmaster. They can merely
make recommendations to the chartered organization. If your charter partner
does nothing you must go to your institution head - the one who represents
your chartered organization. In LDS units (which is what I deal with) this
would be the bishop of your ward. If this person IS the charter partner, then
go through your Unit Commissioner. If you do not have one, go to your
Assistant District Commissioner, then District Commissioner. Someone in this
"chain of command" should be able to help you.
I hope this helps. If you do not know who these people are, your council
should have information on at least who your District Commissioner is, and he
can tell you who his assistants are, and so on back down the line.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City