scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: No Confidence Votes?
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG
Wed Nov 10 1999 - 10:30:55 CST
Darryl Hammill <darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET> wrote:
>No other parent has ever approached me on this. The Character flaw is indicated
>(in this Dad's Point of View) by the fact that we do not have Sunday vespers
>every Sunday when we are out in the field. Unfortunately, because we loose some
>young men early on Sunday's (when we are camping) due to Church and
>Soccer - we >drop tents and break camp early. Granted we should try our
>best to have vespers (a Scout is Reverent after all) but time constraints
>does not always make that possible.
>This is probably a character conflict - the character of the Troop and the
>character of the SM. I find it amazing that this Scout and Scouter have been
>with us since crossover in Feb. '99 and only now this problem crops up. Why did
>it fester so long? Maybe a little too much pressure from Dad to son and son
>saying "I want to quit?" and this son being creative and simply blaming someone
>else for his decision? Hmmm
I'd like to make a suggestion and a comment.
Suggestion: Have the scouts' own service on Saturday evening. Our troop has
been doing this for years. We often hold it just before the Saturday
evening campfire. In September we were lucky to be camping in a place which
had both a "chapel" area and a campfire ring. We held the service then
moved to the campfire. It worked great!
Comment: Based on this posting, I *personally* believe that "character
conflict" is a a strong term which overstates the situation. You probably
put your finger on it in your closing couple of sentences....and this does
NOT call for committee action of any type (IMHBCO).
ASM Troop 68, Trumbull CT chartered to St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church