scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Troop Leadership Positions
Dave Loomis (dloomis@NH.ULTRANET.COM
Wed Jun 07 2000 - 21:11:49 CDT
Scoutmaster conferences should be done at least once a year, preferably
oftener, not just as a part of the advancement process, but as a
recognition of what/how the boy is doing in the unit, determining his
thoughts on his membership in the unit, and occasionally as a means of
rounding him up and heading him out on the Scouting path. Leaders who
only do a conference in connection with advancement are doing the unit,
the boys, and themselves a disservice.
ADC and Training Team member
> > It is not fair to wait until a SM Conference to let a Scout
> > know he's falling down on a job.
> Here's a pet peeve of mine. When does a unit leader conduct a Scoutmaster's
> conference? It seems that most unit leaders think it's 5 minutes before the
> board of review. No more, no less. On the contrary, I believe the unit leader
> should conduct a Scoutmaster's conference every time he sees the need for a
> little counseling (encouragement, guidance, goal-setting, etc.).
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