scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Troop Leadership Positions
James Taylor (jtaylor@EC.RR.COM
Mon Jun 12 2000 - 10:54:21 CDT
BUT (shouting) as Scoutmaster you have a duty to the troop and to the youth to
monitor that "service and spirit" and to counsel the youth as he serves actively
to see that he does not fail to meet the requirements of the position. You cannot
let him hold the position for 6 months and then tell him he fails because he did
not show scout spirit by failing to do the job YOU thought he should. Scouting is
a game with a purpose - that purpose is to develop boys into good citizens (among
other things). If you do not do your job, you cannot expect him to do his.
> > The book says "serve actively in one or more of the positions of
> > responsibility", this to me means more than just hold the position, also, a
> > scout that just "holds" the position and does not meet or do his best to try
> > to meet the minimum requirements, which are very minimum, is not showing
> > scout spirit, and as scoutmaster i have to sign off the requirement for
> > showing scout spirit in his everyday life.