Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Scenario
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 19:37:41 -0600
James Wellborn wrote:
> SM hasn't been very available for 12-14 months. Taking care of
> difficult work and demanding family situations with strength, dignity,
> determination and honor. SM has a decade of history with the Troop.
> Other adult Scouters have helped the Troop move from great conflict to a > rather impressive Boy-run effort with mostly 11-12 and a couple 13-14 > year olds.
> At rechartering time, committee decided to restructure, recommend &
> name new SM and Program SA (the ones that had been doing it) to the
> relief of many.
Jim et al,
You did the right thing by doing it at recharter time. Just make the
old SM a MC and redesignate all as you originally wanted to. Fill out
adult applications as necessary. When the charter application is
reviewed and signed by the COR and Institutional Head respectively, the
deed is done, and the old SM is SM no longer. It's legal, and that's
the easiest and best way to do it.
Regardless of how good the old SM was, a troop without an actively
participating SM (on outings, at Courts of Honor, giving Boys rank at
Troop Meetings, doing SM counseling, annual planning, PLC meetings,
Roundtable attendance, etc) is somewhat crippled. Give him a fitting
sendoff at a Court of Honor, and welcome him to the committee.