scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: No Confidence Votes?
Darryl Hammill (darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET
Thu Nov 04 1999 - 10:52:27 CST
Just curious, to the best of your combined knowledge is it legitimate
to hold (essentially) a no confidence vote for the Scoutmaster or any
other key Committee Position?
He's my dilemma. I am the Committee Chair. I have problem brewing
because I am being told (by a parent and committee member) that his son
is uncomfortable talking with the Scoutmaster and on the verge of
quitting. More so, the adult is questioning the Scoutmaster's character.
In our three years of existence I have never had any parent approach me
with this sort of problem. I feel that to bury my head in the sand and
expect this to sort of go away is a fatal mistake. So, rather than
"upset the apple cart" (by asking the Scoutmaster to step aside or
reprimanding him) I wonder if it is legitimate to hold a no confidence
vote for the Scoutmaster? If the vote is unanimous in favor of our
Scoutmaster I may be helping the majority of scouts (by maintaining
continuity) at the sake of this lone, concerned Scout and parent. I hate
to ever see an active parent or scout quit or move elsewhere - but that
may be the end result. What a dilemma.
You advice and input is greatly appreciated.