scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: OA candidates
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
Fri Jun 02 2000 - 10:15:57 CDT
The first duty of a scout (or adult scouter) as a OA MEMBER
is to his unit! So as long as a scout remains active in his
unit and pays his OA dues - he is an OA member.
However - as far as keeping the scouts more active in the OA
that is really even MORE of a scout leadership issue than is
troop / youth leadership. The OA YOUTH officers need to
maybe review the OA meetings and programs to make sure they
are worth the time to attend. ALSO - it is important to
PUBLISH and promote other OA activities such as LODGE dinners
section conclaves and NOAC!
ALSO some lodges have a successful Elongomat program - and
as a MINIMUM - each troop may NOW have a UNIT OA rep.
SEE: the national BSA OA pages . . .
I see one of our important roles as ADULTS supporting the OA
is to help to PROMOTE the OA and get all the information to
the scouts about the OA programs - Philmont and SCUBA treks,
OA at the National Jambo etc. etc.
fromer lodge chief and advisor lodge 159