scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: New Development
Anthony Mako (ajmako@NLS.NET
Mon Feb 21 2000 - 22:05:26 CST
<Bruce Arnold wrote>
The SPL has e-mailed me and proposed that he'll campout on four of the next
six campouts if I can call off the PLC from impeaching him. He has also
said that he'll resign if he doesn't make the four campouts. I sort of like
this idea, but will it set the troop back in my attempt at making it a
Boy-Led troop? Maybe I should campaign in the SPL's behalf, and then let
the PLC decide? Point out that their actions were effective in bringing
about the desired behavior change.
<Darryl Hammill responded>
Now this is right where you need to go in my opinion. The SPL has made a
commitment to you. He needs to make the same commitment to the PLC and then
stick to his agreement. He has even offered to step aside if he fails to
achieve his goal and that shows commitment on his part in my mind.
My advice is along the same lines as Darryl's. I would suggest that you
remain objective and let the SPL convince the PLC on his own. That doesn't
mean you can't offer him support. Ultimately, you want the Scouts to take
responsibility for the choices they make, and to find solutions to problems.
It seems to me that they have done this. Hopefully, the PLC will give the
SPL another chance.
AJ Mako, Scoutmaster, Troop 381 http://www.scouts381.org/
Great Trail Council, Old Portage District