scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Summer Camp Leadership Changes
Bob Myers (rmyers@FOCUSMGT.COM
Thu Jun 22 2000 - 20:25:42 CDT
Personally, I agree with Ken. From what I could tell from the original
post, the SPL did most things right (unless there is more than meets the
eye). He just had a change in plans and kept everyone informed along the
way. I don't see the reason to penalize him and to change the normal
leadership roles of the troop.
But more to the point, there's no reason to interfere. Most of the
responses sounded like it was the SM's role to appoint an acting SPL. Since
there's no safety issue involved here, why not help the PLC to handle it?
It's the old "never do any for a Scout he can do for himself" theory. No
matter what they decide, it looks like the potential for learning is high.
Adult interference just might lower that potential and would surely weaken a
boy run troop.
" I'm not sure I would agree with this. My take is that the SPL gave
advance notice that he would not be going. The ASPL did what he was
supposed to do. Stepped in and took the place of the SPL. The SPL
then had a change in plans and is now able to perform the duties of
his office. He should therefore step back into the role as the SPL."