scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: meeting planning concern
Allen Maddox (amaddox@LUTRON.COM
Fri Mar 17 2000 - 10:35:21 CST
This sounds all too familiar. We are going through this right now as well.
Our PLCs are once a month for one hour before a meeting. Well, they didn't get anything done. As a matter of fact the Patrol leaders themselves didn't show.
The SPL and ASPL made a plan (mentoring kicking in).
We had opening and the "fast 10". Then the whole Troop sat down for the remainder of the meeting and we (me and SAs standing as the heaves to back up the SPL) developed the agendas for a few meetings, including a Court of Honor, and a camping trip (we're demonstrating Camp Cooking at WEBELOS Woods Weekend).
The SPL and ASPL developed a discipline code (since no body else showed up, it's assumed as an agreement). First offence, SPL conference. Second offence, Scoutmaster's Conference. Third offence, their parents are called to pick them up. Then they have to go before a Board of Review with their parent.
This sounds sever, but, the boys came up with it, and for now it works.
As Scoutmaster, I was given the option by the SPL to stop the meeting if things aren't going according to plan. We all (the whole Troop) sit down and evaluate what happened, what was suppose to happen, and how will we make it better. Then we continue. After 2 meetings, I see some improvement.
Keep us posted on what you do and how it works. I hope we can all learn from each other.
YiS (Yours in Scouting)
Honey Brook, PA
Horseshoe Trail District, Chester County Council
A Wild and Crazy Fox.... and working my ticket
..........The journey is the destination of adventure...........
>>> Jason Cruse <jcruse@SOCKET.NET> 03/15/00 10:37PM >>>
As I see it, we have two main problems: a leadership vacuum and no interest
in scouting activities. Older boys have no interest in venturing. Little
interest in anything. If something "different" is proposed, they will try
it...for a few minutes. Then they revert to wrestling.