scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: How Should This Problem Have Been handled?
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM
Fri May 12 2000 - 11:14:47 CDT
In a message dated 5/12/00 11:30:25 AM, chuckb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU writes:
<< Is there any other way that this might have been handled? One thing
to consider - the Camporee site was a forest area, about 120 miles
and a 2+ hour drive from where most of us are, and a 3 hour drive for
that unit. >>
What a mess! I agree that you did the right thing -- and that the unit will
likely be anti-you and anti-district/council for a period of time. What
could have been done?
1) Make it clear in the publications for the event that the paperwork will
need to be brought. Plus it sounds as if that information was orally given
2) Now two possibilities for the unit -- either they didn't have the
paperwork or they had it but forgot it
a) They didn't have it. They go home; no ifs, ands and buts.
b) They have it and it's at home. IF there is a FAX machine in the
vicinity, they could have it FAXed up; at their expense, of course.
Or, someone could bring it up if it's only a three hour trip.
During that period of time, the boys would not be allowed to unpack,
set up camp, etc.
Or (perhaps), they could deliver it to the council office if it is
open and someone there would be willing to take responsiblity for
holding it and acting on it should an emergency arise.
I would NOT take their word that they have it.