Re: I just got Promoted...SM
Scouter Petey (sfqm@SCFN.THPL.LIB.FL.US)
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 19:55:24 -0400
simple solution. Send MC to training and then stand back.
Petey Parish Eagle's Dad
Scoutmaster Emeritus Troop 11
Gulf Ridge Council Brandon (Tampa), Fl.
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On Sun, 13 Sep 1998, RML wrote:
> As the subject says, I have just been promoted in the troop to SM. I am
> taking over a troop that was not completely boy run at all. We just had a
> campout this weekend (about 87% attendence) and I put the SPL in charge and
> forced the ASM's to sit back and watch until they were called on by the
> SPL. This last part was tough to do, but eventually the SPL got things
> working well.
> What I need is advice on how to deal with a very bullheaded Committee
> Chair. He is a former SM of the troop and believes that he is still in
> charge. With the previous SM he planned all the troop program, not the SM
> or the Boys. I understand that it is the boy leaders, with the support of
> the SM when needed, that plan the program and run it. The chair doesn't
> seem to realize this.
> Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
> Robert M. Lewis
> SM T-12 Ithaca, NY
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