scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Position of Responsibility
Wed Oct 27 1999 - 17:57:36 CDT
> Can he be Troop Chaplain if he leaves us with some Sunday services and if he
> leads a youth group discussion in the Bahamas every Sunday? Can the
> Committee consider this? Any other suggestions or does he have to wait an
> additional time period when he returns?
Technically I think he has to do a troop job. Leading a youth discussion
group for someone else isn't a troop job, I don't think.
But you are missing something here. Scouting is the program of your sponsor.
It is their outreach to youth. If they think this works, it should work.
Does this mean anybody can do anything in Scouting and get away with it?
Well if there are signed advancement reports, then by gum, you can get away
with it. Is this right? Sure its right if the underlying equities are
there. Its not, if they are not.
What am I saying? I am saying that this program called Scouting requires its
administrators to exercise some discretion, and if they do, it will work all
right. If we are all lawyers about it, then we will end up doing what
lawyers do, litigate every issue.
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet
Attorney at Law, Scouter