Re: OA expectations
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Fri, 3 Jul 1998 17:25:09 -0500
At 04:03 PM 7/3/98 -0500, James D Wellborn wrote:
>If an adult were to accept an OA nomination, what would be the honorable
>expectation of his time, effort, and contribution ?
Speaking as an active Arrowman & former Chapter Advisor:
At a minium an adult should support OA in their unit. This should include:
1-- avoid scheduling unit activities to conflict with major OA activities,
if possible. The unit comes first but a good unit leader tries to avoid
making Scouts make that choice.
2--help & encourage those Scouts who show an interest in being active in
OA. This could be in Chapter/Lodge committees & administration or
ceremonies. These activities have great leadership potential (ever talk to
a Regional or National Chief?) and sometimes OA keeps keeps a Scout active
who would otherwise drop out.
3--this includes driving kids to activities/meetings.
An adult should also try to participate in the work of the OA--the work
weekends at the camps. There's always more to do than people to do it and
skilled workers (carpenters, electricians, etc.) are especially needed.
Mark W. Arend
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