Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Can a Scout transfer?
Can a Scout transfer?
David F. Delman
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 10:15:27 -0500
<18 Feb 1999 10:21:33 Linda Heinz <ljheinz@KSU.EDU>
You already received piles of great answers YET it does appear that
this particular statement might be the tip of the iceberg for this
particular troop. On the Other Hand it could just be a simple =
MISTAKE or EMBELLISHMENT by good people. IT happens!!
VA-MikeB gave the best answer. Note his "nudge" word.
<18 Feb 1999 20:11:30 mfbowman@USSCOUTS.ORG>
<In either case, the restriction is a red flag that folks in this
< unit may be having some troubles. This cue should be shared with
<the Unit Commissioner serving the unit, or the District Commissioner
<The Commissioner staff can spend some time with the unit and nudge
<them along toward a different approach to their membership statement
If some of us would write those statements they might go like:
We strive to follow BSA's Books, Training, and Good Common Sense =
in how we form and maintain our Patrols. Please feel free to read =
either the BoyScout Handbook, Troop Committee Guidebook or =
Scoutmasters Handbook on the Patrol Method. If you or your son has
any difficulty, concern or just a question about their Patrol =
assignment or internal patrol relationships PLEASE discuss these =
with the Patrol Adult(s), Patrol ASM(s), Membership Adult/ASM or =
ScoutMaster so we can explain how your troop's current adult/youth
leadership uses BSAs Patrol Method. Also PLEASE feel comfortable =
discussing items with any adult or the Troop Committee Chairperson
from your Troop Committee so your concerns, comments, or suggestions
can be a future discussion item. We welcome your attendance and
discussion during Troop Committee meetings.
If you or your son have difficulties or differences in direction
with our particular troop's scouting program PLEASE visit or call =
our XYZ Council and talk to our District Executive to find another
troop that might have a scout program and a leadership more suited
to you or your son. Many troops are more than happy to have you =
visit, observe, or participate for one or a few meetings and even
campouts to see if you are comfortable with their program and their
adult and youth leadership. BSA and We want you and your son to
have a fun and rewarding boy scouting experience.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council
P.S. On-Listers I Apologize for line end errors you need to =
correct or read through to obtain content. This appears to be
a recent TCU unsolvable interface difficulty with certain users