Re: Where to put SPL
Andrew Wright Saywell (asaywell@IUPUI.EDU)
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:34:14 -0500
In my personal troop, we still use the name "leadership corps" but it does
not have the same job as it did about 10 years ago...it is just a name of
a patrol...the SPL, ASPL, any JASM's are put into this patrol...it allows
the rest of the troop to easily recognize who is the core (or corps)
leadership of the troop....we have not in past years because we were
small, now we're over 50 youth strong, put the QM, Scribe, etc. into the
Leadership Corps, but they really should...and the Leadership Corps eats
with whichever patrol they're invited to eat with...
On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, Jason A. Cruse wrote:
> Our troop has just elected a young SPL--thirteen and first class. In the
> olden days, when there was the "leadership corps" that solved the problem
> of boys with troop positions in patrols. This SPL is still in a patrol,
> and, because he is SPL, he wants to be in charge all the time, and the PL
> is letting him. We are working with both (the troop junior leader training
> is next month), but are thinking of things that might also "visually"
> stimulate the difference with this young man. We have toyed with putting
> him in the Venture Crew (asking the PLC to pass a new troop rule that the
> SPL is a Venture for the time that he is SPL, at least), so that he is
> still in a patrol, but with older boys, all of whom have troop positions.
> Any other thoughts?
> Jason A. Cruse
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