scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Elections for Troop Guide
Bill Nelson (bnelson45@HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 23 2000 - 13:55:43 CST
On Tue, 22 Feb 2000 12:01:03 -0600, F. Kyle Longhofer <KLonghof@SMMS-LAW.COM> wrote:
>I thought that Troop Guide was
>normally an appointed position and not elected. I am curious as to the
>experience of other troops in the selection of Troop Guides?
Take a look at the Scoutmasters Handbook and the Junior Leader Handbook available at your Scout shop.
You will see it is recommended that the Troop Guides be appointed by the ASM for New Scouts and the Scoutmaster. They report directly to the ASM for New Scouts. They need to be able to work with younger Scouts and work well with the Assistant Scoutmaster for New Scouts.
Also in the book, it recommends that the troop Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Historian, Scribe, Librarian, and other troop officiers be appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with approval of the Scoutmaster. This gives the Senior Patrol Leader the ability to select his own staff among Scouts he feels he can work with. This process also teaches a number of lessions to the Senior Patrol Leader about choosing a good staff and working with people that he would not have if the troop elects the staff.
Yours in Scouting,