Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: An Interesting Unit Commissioner Questio.
Re: An Interesting Unit Commissioner Questio.
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 09:27:28 -0700
> At 10:35 AM 4/19/99 -0400, HENRY S. HEINE wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >Our Unit Commissioner requested that he be added to the Troop E-mail
> >distribution list. This list is used for a lot of quick communication
> >between committee members , the SM staff and fills in in-between monthly
> >committee meetings. The question is should our Unit commissioner be
> >included; at all, sometimes, all the time. This is being debated here in
> >the Troop now. I thought that it would also generate an interesting
> >discussion here. I would think that we should keep this one public unless
> >you really don't want anyone to know your opinion except me.
Well, does your Troop have a newsletter? I know from a RT
Commissioner standpoint, that we have the Unit Commissioners report
at every District Meeting as to the status of their Unit. This means that
they do need to know what is going on as far as "Troop 75 has 30 boys,
they just got a new Eagle and they have 2 camp outs planned for the
month of June. They are going to the Council's Boy Scout Summer
Camp in August"
My Question with not having them on the e-mail list is why not? I just
wonder what purpose it would serve not to have them there? Why dont
you want your UC on the list is my question.
I know they are advisors in their job, but isnt their job to also
troubleshoot things in the unit should a problem arise? UC's usually
have alot of experience in Scouting and that experience can greatly
enhance the program. Just as we come here for advice, why cant we
let the Commissioner know what is going on and if we need help? They
arent against us.. they are called a "Helper of Units" in these parts :-)
Just my .02
Redwood Empire, Yokayo District BSA
District Secretary, District Training Chair
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Scouting for our Country's Future!