Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: SM Conference
Re: SM Conference
David M Lock
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 10:11:57 -0500
I support Barry Runnels accessment 100 %
Carry the discussion one step further also. There are too many lines
being drawn in the sand among the responses here. Troop leadership is
not so absolute. Leaders including Committee Memebers plus parents are
supposed to be available to support the youth and the program.
After an unsatisfactory conference a SM can send a Scout to a Board of
Review with the recommendation that the Scout does not meet the Scout
Spirit requirement. (He would not do this if the Scout did not meet the
basic required advance skills.) The board can then interview the Scout
and reinforce the SMs' position or even determine that they may want to
counsel with the SM or the boy or the boys parents.
As previously mentioned; these confrontations don't just happen. They
are allowed to fester and are completely preventable with a little
When I see references to the appeals procedures I always wonder ''Where
has the leadership been while all this developed?" I also question the
maturity of allowing "Lines being drawn in the Sand". The SM role is
not absolute and was never intended to be such.
David M Lock - email@example.com
Georgia-Carolina Council #93