Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: OA Troop Representative
Re: OA Troop Representative
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 20:08:13 -0700
My troop has recently announced the position and once the patches are
available to the Scoutmasters from nationial (estimated to
be october) we will tackle the issue. Now we have a unique situation. I am
aside from being a troop commitee memeber I am also
the Lodge Advisor. We also have the Chapter advisor as an adult in the
troop. From a Lodge perspective, We plan to have the
individual chapters, once trainded themselves, coordinate the training of
the Troop Representatives. I am hoping this works, but
with any new thing in scouting, who knows. I will say I am excited about
the new position. I do think that an adult advisor within the
unit would be great. If this not feasible, then in my humble opinion the
chapter advisor should see to that task or appoint an associate
advisor just for the purpose of advising the Troop Representatives.
Training should be provided by the lodge. National has provided lodges with
a new training CD-ROM that covers all training issues with an OA Lodge.
Included, thank god, is a syllabus for Troop Representative. As far as
activities, well....they should be following what the OA normally represent
like service to camp, camping promotion and on and on.
hopefully this was helpful.
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael J Pagelkopf <mjpagel@SPARC.ISL.NET>
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 2:25 PM
Subject: OA Troop Representative
> I would appreaciate hearing from units that have incorporated the position
> of OA Troop Representative in their unit.
> How was appointment by the SPL handled?
> Is there an adult advisor to the position?
> Was training provided by the lodge?
> What activity has been promoted to date by the position that has been
> adopted by the unit?
> Michael Pagelkopf
> Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
> Hiawatha District - Gamehaven Council SE Minnesota