Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Serve as Unit Commissioner AND Troop Committe member ?
Serve as Unit Commissioner AND Troop Committe member ?
David F. Delman
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:45:02 -0500
<18 Nov 1998 07:25:10 Jeffrey Bloom <JPBloom803@AOL.COM>
<But we have recently been informed by our Council that our Unit Commissi=
<CANNOT also serve on the Troop Committee as a Committe member.
I applaud your Council, DE or SDE in requesting this change.
Hopefully they have gone even further in requesting and helping
the UC to do the complete UC's job and making sure all key =
adult positions are staffed in your troop.
A UC should be a UC and should grow into doing his UC's duties as =
intended in his/her field book and training for unit service. A =
UC used correctly and by the book is quite an Asset. Check the =
UC books out and you will see the breath of service a UC can provide.
Lack of "REAL" UCs is one of the biggest positions I have felt personally=
and seen over and over again on Scouts-L as missing from scouting. Unit =
Commissioners that DO THEIR JOB as intended. Not someone else's job.
OK NeilL did I get this right. KS-JimP already agrees.
As for his attendance at any meeting "DARN Toot-in" yet the right to
vote should be denied. He is the troop's adult advisor and must work
a bit outside.
Sad to say I have seen some adults carry two to three titles in a troop
(UC and CC, SM, or CoR) or the UC used as a "retirement" position. While
this might be OK for the starting of a troop or after a burn-out/rebuild
cycle it is not the ideal that keeps a troop growing and working well for=
The bottom line is if you want to break the ideals I think you can yet gi=
the ideal method a chance and you will be surprised.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=