Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Chartered Organization Rep
Re: Chartered Organization Rep
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 08:32:23 -0600
Technically, the Chartered Organization Institutional Head
appoints the Chartered Organizational Representative who then
appoints the unit Committee Chairman. The Committee Chair is
then responsible for recruiting the unit leadership and the unit
committee, with the approval of the COR. However, this is the
ideal and rarely is actual practice.
In my experience, (I've been Pack and Troop CC, and Unit
Commissioner) most of the time a new committee chair is
recruited from the unit leadership with the approval of the COR.
But when a new unit leader is needed, it is the responsibility
of the committee chair to recruit that new SM or CM. Once that
new unit leader is in place they are responsible for getting the
Scouting program to the youth, and the committee is to provide
the needed support to make that program happen.
I don't feel that our current training programs spend enough
time on how the committee should function. I see a lot more
units today that struggle with who should be doing what between
committees and unit leadership. The system works best when
everyone does their part and no one tries to run the whole show.
Without a good functioning committee the whole program suffers.
Carol Breuer, Fort Collins, CO
. . . I used to be an eagle, NC-155