Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Post-Election Blues was "New OA Election Process"
Re: Post-Election Blues was "New OA Election Process"
Mike Mc Abee
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 17:07:57 EST
in response to your response to Dan Hammond, Sr., but I totally have to
disagree w/ you and through you and your response, all the others on the list
who have responded saying how "devastating the current process is to a boys
a boy cannot stand for election until he has earned the 1st Class rank
- 1st CLASS : let's think about this a minute. \
A 1st CLASS Scout is someone who has learned and can pass on that
learning to the "Younger" Scouts of his unit;
- he usually will be the leader of his patrol and a member of
leadership corp, helping to plan and lead the troops activities
for the year;
- he is someone the Scoutmaster can rely on to get things done
meetings and camping trips
- 15 days and nights of camping in a 2 yr period, to include one long
- the boy has had a chance to get sufficient and diverse camping
- he will have had the opportunity to fill several diverse
- he'll have had a chance to demonstrate his camping skills.
- Scoutmaster's recommendation
With this as a base and "proper and correct explanation" of the OA, the
election process and what the election means, the ideas of "best" or
"unworthy" should not come up.
Moreover, w/ the creation of the OA Rep, "myths", wrong or outdated info,
concerns regarding terms or concepts can be clarified. By the time a unit
holds an election, every boy and Adult in a unit should fully understand what
they're doing and
no youth should be "traumatized" when he isn't elected.