scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Public Speaking Merit Badge
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Apr 24 2000 - 20:33:48 CDT
At 11:02 AM 4/24/00 -0700, Bob and Rusty Taylor wrote:
>item5--Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a discussion or
>meeting according to accepted rules of order; or answer questions on the
>rules of order.
>my lands:) Robert's Rules of Order are humongous!! no wonder Congress is in
>just how much do you reasonably expect a Scout to know on this item? or is
>it sufficient for him to get thru a meeting without it turning into a full
I have chaired many a meeting under full formal force of Robert's Rules,
and I can tell you from personal experience that said rules are not always
sufficient to prevent fisticuffs.
I personally would expect a Scout to only know the basics; say, how to run
the meeting according to an agenda, how to deal with old and new business,
when a motion concerning such business is in order, when an amendment is in
order, how to run debate, that kind of thing. I know there's a zillion
types of motions and amendment procedures, but you only run across a few of
them in 90% of your meetings. You might consult with someone who is
familiar with them and ask them what they consider the "basics".
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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