scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Is this a job for the Scoutmaster?
Ken Walker (ken.walker@MSCSOFTWARE.COM
Tue Feb 22 2000 - 12:34:30 CST
Darryl Hammill <darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET> wrote:
>>"A report from the scoutmaster on exactly what scouts in leadership
>>positions have done to fulfill the responsibilities of those positions."
>>I thought, at first, that this was an interesting item to add. But, on
>>further reflection, I wonder if this is a question that the SM should
>>answer? Or, is this a question that the SPL should answer?
To which (MAJ) Mike Walton <blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG> added:
>This is a question which is none of the Troop Committee's ROUTINE business,
>This, if ANYONE should be answering, is the area of the Senior Patrol Leader
>(SPL). He appointed those youth to those positions of responsibility, and
>therefore the "buck stops" with him. If a young man isn't "doing his job"
>to the satisfaction of the SPL (and the Scoutmaster), then the SPL should be
>the one doing the first counselling and/or corrective actions.
>After all, it is the SPL's Troop...NOT the "Scoutmaster's".
remainder deleted for brevity....
I too found Darryl's dilmema to be an interesting one. But, upon reflection
of the various roles for adult leaders in a troop, came to much the same
cnclusion as Mike (ie the committe is "snooping around").