Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: An Interesting Unit Commissioner Question
Re: An Interesting Unit Commissioner Question
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 11:03:38 -0400
Hank Heine asked (paraphrase)
> Should I add our Unit Commissioner to our troop mailing list?
Wow! A UC who is interested in what's going on in the troop! Can we have him?
Actually, this sounds like a multi-part question:
1. Should our UC receive our "general" mailings?
I would say yes, especially since he's interested in what's going on in your
If the CC and SM have a mailing list in their email software, go ahead and
add hime in.
2. Should our UC receive all email among the troop?
No. As you said, some of the stuff that gets sent back and forth has nothing
to do with the troop program.
3. Should the other troop members (besides the CC and the SM) know his email
Absolutely! After all, he's there to help you out. Others might want to
correspond directly with him.
> I'm not sure that I would want these isolated incident to go outside the
Remember, the UC is part of the troop committee, just as the Charter
Organization Representative is. (Do you invite both to your committee meetings?)
He's there to help make your program work. Most problems can be solved within
the troop organization -- the UC is usually going to suggest a way to handle
problems without involving the council, because he knows how loaded they are,
I applaud your UC for his interest. Were he with my troop I'd do everything I
could to feed it!
Troop 751, Glen Allen VA
... a good old Eagle ...