Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Pack Committee Rules-Help Needed
Re: Pack Committee Rules-Help Needed
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 09:04:44 -0400
At 09:58 PM 4/7/99 -0400, Ron E. Goble wrote:
Does anyone out there have any experience in drafting formal by-laws?
You can access our Troop Policy manual at our web site:
It is a compilation of other troop and pack policies taken off the web and
from local troops.
>One problem we have is that we never have a majority of committee members
in attendance at any given committee meeting. We have had complaints that
some decisions made in committee meetings have upset committee members and
leaders who were not at the committee meeting in question.
I am sorry. I have no sympathy for these complainers...IF the committee
meetings are regulary scheduled, announced and held.
We schedule our Comm. Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. And we use
an e-mail reminder or postcards a week before to remind people. In
addition it is on the troop calendar distributed by the troop scribe at the
first meeting of each month. People REALLY cannot say they were not told.
We still have people who cannot make every meeting, that's ie They know
this and realize the consequences. Scouting BUSINESS MUST STILL GO ON.
A Good Policy manual backs you up, both with parents and leaders. A
program calendar helps people to plan in advance.
Remember your should have 2 additional resources to help you with these
issues. They are your Pack Commissioner and the District Executive. I
have never shied away from bringing them in as an outside resource when we
needed a professional to explain things to parents and committee members
who did'nt quite "get it".
If you do not have an active commissioner, scream for one. They should be
your link to the district and council assistance.
Feel free to cut and paste anything you like from our policy manual. And
SM Troop 111, Raymond NH
Former CM Pack 100
Historic District Training Chair
Daniel Webster Council