Thursday, 3 April 2008

After Meeting Review

Troop 1616 Weekly Meeting Review
April 1, 2008
Yeah this after meeting review is definitely late but I have been really busy this week with scout work and homework and finally got a chance to write the weekly review. The biggest problem with the nights meeting actually happened during the preparation stages of the meeting and that was a violation of the change of command system. The issue started when adult leader A without the approval or consent of the scoutmaster sent a letter to the whole troop regarding a service project that could be done during the meeting. We ended up doing the project but the point is that the confusion and hassle of having to call all the scouts a couple hours before the meeting could have been avoided if the proper communication method was followed. The e-mail did not include all of the information that it needed to have to be considered complete. This adult leader was told of the situation and the adult leader agreed that it should probably have not occurred that way but occurred due to the fact that it was a last minute thing. Leave the last minute emergencies to the adult and youth leaders of the Troop, that is what they are their for yes they plan for what is expected to happen but the leaders need to be prepared to deal with those incidental problems. No major harm was done. The point I am trying to get across is that we as the leaders of the Troop need to follow the methods of scouting. Without these methods we become just like every other youth organization out their.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

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