Mrw wrote:We had a point at which the troop went through a major transition, had very few older boys (13-14). It made sense to appoint the SPL once until the new boys could understand voting and how the troop should work.
So how do they propose for the assistant SPL to be selected? If the SPL appoints his assistant, then in effect the SPL would be selecting his successor 9 months hence. That doesn't work.AquilaNegra wrote:Some of the members of the troop (more specifically, their parents) want to make it policy that the ASPL automatically moves into the SPL position. .... We only elect every nine months.
We're running into this in our new troop for the upcoming elections. ASPL, who won't be elected by the boys as SPL, is to be moved up and a new ASPL elected. Supposedly because of training. I expressed my dissatisfaction to the SM, and asked him politely to show me where he is getting the information that an ASPL can be elected and an SPL appointed. He "discussed it with the DE". The DE is new, young, and apparently not very well-read about Scouting. Grrrr. SM said he'd take my concerns under advisement -- which we all know means I'm being patronized.
It's an issue I feel very strongly about, having seen it irreparably divide our last troop. My question is, what's my next step? The elections aren't for another month. Do I go to the Committee Chair? The District Executive?
Is he right, and I'm wrong? Has National changed their standards? If not, can a DE override them as a local issue?
I'm feeling very frustrated at the moment; feeling like I'm seeing the writing on the wall.
smtroop168 wrote:Are you concerned about the process or the scout who will move up to SPL?
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