Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: SPL
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 15:35:30 -0800
If I were SM I would be concerned enough after 2 flat tires to contact the
parents and see if there is an underlying cause to be worked out privately
with the SM ,the boy and ther parent(s).
You never can have enough information.
In the mean time some of the ASMs or the ASM can be ready with a Plan B in
you get flat tired again.
Two weeks is too short a time to consider replaceing an elected (if he was
elected) a position like SPL.
He must have had some apptitude for leadership when he was elected or
appointed and you indicate that his prior service was acceptable.
Slow and steady will get you over this rock.
Let me know how this shakes out if you can.
RED COAT in SPOKANE
XSM - iusedtobeanowl
From: Jan Eldridge <JEE143@AOL.COM>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Saturday, November 21, 1998 1:41 PM
We have a problem with our SPL. We are not sure what
can be done or if the boys have to decide what is to be done.
For the second time in two weeks, our SM has called our
SPL to get messages to the rest of the patrols. For the
second time, he has neglected to do so. He does not
give us a reason, he just doesn't do it. Can the SM remove
him from the position or do the boys have to do so.
Other than this problem, he does a good job and he is a
terriffic kid. At meetings and campouts he does lead the
troop very well.
If you have any suggestions of an alternate method, please
let me know ASAP as Monday night something has to
Jan SR39 "I used to be an EAGLE"
ASM Troop 237 Brotherhood
Youth Protection Instructor
Cape Fear Council
"Good examples have twice the value as good advice."