Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Position of Responsibility
Re: Position of Responsibility
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 01:07:09 -0400
Kris Swank wrote:
> Hi, I am a Star Scout and I have a problem.
> I would like to do something else as a position of responsibility. I tried talking to my
> Scoutmaster and asked about Asst
> Sr Patrol Leader since the Sr Patrol Leader shows up rarely. The
> Scoutmaster said the Sr Patrol Leader and everyone else in the Troop has
> to be there before he will hold an election. I don't think there has
> been a meeting in the past 2 years that everyone has attended. I don't
> want to be a Den Chief any more and I can't give it the time the
> position deserves when the Dens meet with after school activities .
> Are there any suggestions on what I should do?
Yeah. Move to Miami and you can have the ASPL job in our Troop.
Anyone with the apparent desire you've got should be accorded the
opportunity. However, as much as the SM's position seems unworkable or
unrealistic to you, perhaps there's a gentle way around it.
If you've made Star in this Troop, then you KNOW these guys. Drop the
dime on all your buds in the Troop (it's good practice for ASPL) and
suggest that they post for at least one common meeting. Then call the
Scoutmaster, tell him you followed his advice and called the guys (it
WAS his idea, wasn't it? :-) and you'd appreciate his following through
on his commitment to an election.
Either that or do as Mike and Kip have suggested and find another avenue
for your talents.
It's a big world, David, and there's all kinds of challenges to be
faced. The same is true in a Troop setting. There's lots you can
accomplish in roles other than ASPL or Den Chief. If you just made Star
two weeks ago, you shouldn't be in TOO big a hurry to commit to a tough
job in the Troop. How about Patrol Leader or APL?
Good luck with whatever you do.
And the offer is still good to head south. :-)
Eagle dad & SA, Troop 10 - Miami -
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