scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: What Sayeth the List?
Bill Sheehan (w.sheehan.jr@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Tue Feb 15 2000 - 14:52:16 CST
> "The PLC approached me two weeks ago and said they were not satisfied and
> wanted to impeach the SPL. I am thinking I should let this happen, by
> a troop election to determine if we want to have a new election for SPL
> then progressing from there.
> In his behalf the SPL has excellent attendance at scout meetings,
> fundraisers, and service projects."
I wanted to hold an election after a boy quit Scouts to replace him. His
choice as his asst. was weak. A more learned individual than my self
told me this:
1) It wasn't forever, an election was inevitable.
2) The boy had a right to fail, not be pulled before he does. A leader
may rise to the challenge. (He didn't.)
3) We all have to take responsibility for our actions. That means
sometimes if we elect a bad leader we must endure.
A good citizenship lesson to learn at 15 instead of when we choose a
President or Governor or Mayor. If the boys had asked will you go on
campouts and show up at meetings, BEFORE they voted, would they have
voted the way they did? If so why, what do they see in that boy as
leader despite his "shortcoming"? There are about a handful of
Scoutmaster minutes in that lesson alone...