Re: Leaders without boys in unit
Tim Shea (tshea@EXECPC.COM)
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 16:59:28 -0500
:Gladys Jenner <sdjenner@AIRMAIL.NET> wrote:
:Our SM grew up in the troop and recieved his Eagle, upon age 18 he
:became an ASM and also spent some brief time as an ADC in addition.
:Except for a brief time out of the area with his job his membership has
:remained with this unit. He is still unmarried at age 38 (anyone know
:of a good looking female interested in the out-of-doors ;-) ) which
:allows him the time and freedom to be more available. It also gives us
:someone who can't be labeled as being partial to a particular boy.
:We have recently gotten another "old eagle" to rejoin the troop as an
:ASM, after being away from the program and area for several years. He
:is still unmarried also.
:We also have another one interested and his father (an old SM) will
:return this fall to help on the committee.
:The biggest advantage we are finding is that these guys have gone
:through the program in this unit, so they can bring back "traditions"
:for our boys to enjoy.
We have a similar situation in our Troop. The CR, CC, 3 ASM, and 1 MC do
not have sons in the Troop. These 6 pretty much sustain the program and
provide the bulk of the support for the SM.
At one time each of us had sons in the Troop...mine is presently the
Lodge Chief and registered in a Post.
We found a similar advantage...traditiion. However, the "new" blood also
brings in new ideas and new places to camp and prevents things from
going stale...especially if us "old" guys let them. We're open minded to
the point of following the BSA rules. (Can't go Paintballing or sky
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