scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Committee Members Voting
Scott Begin (sbegin@MCS.NET
Fri Jul 07 2000 - 20:24:29 CDT
At 07:03 PM 7/7/00 EDT, Chris Summers wrote:
>Can you give me a list of say, 10 things your committees needs to vote on?
It's not quite 10 things, but there have been some items decided by the my
troop's committee by vote recently:
1) Vote to allow give a scout his "troop account" when the scout
transferred to another troop (didn't feel he was fitting in with current
troop members), even though it was against the published troop policy. The
amount was about $85, all of it was earned as part of troop fund raisers
(popcorn sale commissions). (I don't want to start a discussion on the
need for or techniques for running troop accounts) This was followed by a
vote to change the policy.
2) Vote to approve high adventure trip planned by scouts (the choices are
essentially approve the plan or we need more information in order to
approve the plan)
3) Vote to approve reimbursement of expenses (most often quartermaster
expenses from me). Many times, these are either not questioned much or are
expenses approved previously.
More often, at our committee meetings, we reach a decision by consensus,
without taking a formal vote, a suggestion is presented, opposing views (if
any) are allowed to be aired, decision is made.
Now, in our case, we have a troop of about 15 boys (down from about 25
previously) and usually have 5-10 people at our committee meetings.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin Troop 348, Oak Forest, IL, Calumet Council