Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: New OA Election process
Re: New OA Election process
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 10:54:31 -0600
"Rohde, James E NCX" wrote:
We tell them who is eligible
> (days/nights of camping and rank requirement). We (scouts and leaders) take
> this seriously in our troop. No one gets in that doesn't deserve to. And
> the Scoutmaster has veto power if someone does. (Think that might generate
> some responses?)
Well, you asked for it, so here it comes!
The time for a Scoutmaster to use his "veto" power is before the
election. No Scout who does not have his SM's approval can be placed on
the ballot. Once the Scoutmaster has approved a Scout to be on the
election ballot he no longer has any authority to veto the Scout's
election. Then it is up to the Scouts in the troop to make their
selection. Once elected the only person who can prevent a Scout from
completing his Ordeal is the Scout himself.
If you don't like the rules, don't play the game!
Len Christiansen mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
SA Troop 292, Mobile, AL Spanish Trail District Commissioner
Gihim - One Who Encourages