scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: No Confidence Votes?
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM
Wed Nov 10 1999 - 08:05:31 CST
< 4 Nov 1999 11:52:27 Darryl Hammill <darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET>
NO Darryl, I wouldn't do this. It is a poor people management
tactic that creates all kinds of nastiness. For a similarity you
might recognize, imagine an adult having an entire troop verbally
vote to kick a boy out of the troop while the boy is standing in
the room. "Lets all vote if we like Darryl's son Mikey" Does it
happen sure!! and much more yet it is best left to the larger
arenas in life where no confidence means no confidence in a group
or a person's program or results achieved.
It is best is to have some small conferences with people who care
about each other becoming a winner in life and overcoming any
difficulties real or imagined.
If you can find an ally to do these conferences with you great,
if you feel it is best for someone else to moderate the conference
don't feel weakened by utilizing other people's talents.
If the conflict at the meetings is imagined to be pretty nasty
you might try to see if a UC=Unit Commisioner, DC=District
Commissioner or ADC Assistant DC is available to moderate.
Ideally they hold these positions to help troops and COs.
Also ideally the Chartering Org Rep, or Chartering Org Head
(Institutional Head), or CO Youth Head should be at these
conferences SINCE they are the first people that officially
will be asked to ask the SM to step out if the SM resists. If
the SM knows the rules he/she will say Darryl I am staying and
force you to escallate. Granted many SM's don't know the rules
and you can intimidate them YET think about it.
Good Luck with getting everyone back on a better scouting track.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council