Re: No FOS No SNS
John Conley (ITI@FRONTIERNET.NET)
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 13:27:51 -0700
TIMOTHY ZICH wrote:
> We have a new DE and she pick a great way to start. At the school night for Scouting orientation she told the units that if you unit does not participate in FOS you unit can not participate in school night. She remarked that "you signed up for this when you signed you charter".
> Does any one know if this really is a rule and where is it written.
This is just plain silly. (Don't get me wrong, I think that you should
participate in FOS if able.) It appears that this new DE wants the
units that push FOS to be the units that grow. It makes short-term
sense from her perspective, but she will find a worse problem on her
hands if she is losing units in a few years because she thwarted
As a general observation, I've seen a couple of threads recently along
the lines of, "How can I convince my (whoever) that I don't have
to (whatever)?" You *don't* have to prove a negative. A better
response might be to ask the offending party to prove their position.
For example, in the FOS case above, just ask the new DE to show you
where this is written. Of course, this only works if you know you are
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