scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Positions of Responsibility
Joseph T Gulick (troop212@JUNO.COM
Mon Nov 01 1999 - 22:03:33 CST
Paul S. Wolf, PE wrote on 11-1-99:
"The Star requirement reads:
While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or
more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry
out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop):
Boy Scout troop.
Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior
patrol leader, troop guide, den chief, scribe, librarian,
historian, OA troop representative, quartermaster, bugler,
junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, or instructor
Varsity Scout team.
Captain, cocaptain, program manager, squad leader, team
secretary, librarian, historian, quartermaster, chaplain
aide, OA team representative, instructor, or den chief.
The Life and Eagle requirements are similar.
These are TROOP or TEAM positions, NOT Patrol or Squad positions."
Scouts, Scouters, Paul, and Original Poster,
I would have to agree that these are in fact TROOP positions, but Patrol
Leader IS a Patrol position. Den Chief is not a TROOP position, but a
Den position. These two statements are correct from the vantage point if
you are saying that they do not have direct control over any of the
goings on of the entire Troop, but you could say that both positions are
Troop positions because they are members of the Troop serving those
positions. I DO use these positions as Positions of Responsibility, but
who is to say that a Patrol position does not satisfy the requirements?
It is all open to interpretation. NO WHERE in the requirements does it
say that the positions have to be a TROOP position, and not a PATROL
Eagle Class of '90
Scoutmaster Troop 212