Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: To BOR or not to BOR?
Re: To BOR or not to BOR?
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 05:59:57 -0500
Hold the boards before this gets out of hand. There appears to be many
possible errors of judgement in this situation and room for
potentially more serious actions and results. This is not a right or
wrong issue it is a learning experience for both Scouts & Scouters.
1. an announcement at a CoH is just that, an announcement. Followup
and confirmation should have been done by the SPL.
2. confirmation as to who from each patrol would be there could have
been supplied by the PL's
3. after the event and dealing with noshows, was there a discussion at
a PLC meeting as to how this situation came about and what can they do
to stop it from occurring again? This type of situation needs to be
dealt with immediately, not wait until later.
4. for one situation you are going to add to the requirements and hold
the BoR when you feel like? If they have competed their Scourtmasters
Conference then you are obligated to schedule the BoR. It is not your
responsibility to deal with this issue. It is between the SM & SPL and
the patrol leaders.
5. explaining the issue as described in #3 is a lot better than
delaying the request out of ?frustrationr? ?spite? ?anger?
6. delaying the BoR proves what?
7. you mentioned 2 PL's asked for BoR, I assume there are more PL's if
your troop can support 2 ASPL's. If there are others PL's that didn't
show up, what's in store for them when they ask for their BoR?
Stan, young men in a leadership position need to clearly understand
their responsibilities. Typically they are in a learning situation and
we are the ones who are the teachers.
Please review your "not feeling in to much of a hurry" position and
when you do remember, we lead by example.
Colin M. McConnell email@example.com
Having so much fun I can Bearrrrrly stand it
District Advancement Chair, Northridge District, Detroit Area Council
Troop 1707 Committee Member, Troy, MI (Scoutmaster Emeritus