kwildman wrote:...In scouts, it is ultimately the right of the charter organization to determine who may volunteer for positions. My experience is that the CO/COR will not go against the wishes of the Troop Committee. Just like most Troop Committees wont go against the SM. The troop committee should have had their chair give the dismissal.
kc9901mom wrote:I thought I was a Committee Member too ... I guess the Committee took advantage and voted me out because of me posting in this forum...
White Bear wrote:From what I've read here I see a lot of finger pointing and name calling. Not much effort to attempt to fix the problem with in the confines of the Boy Scouting program.
BOY Scouting is about THE BOY. And his ability to grow into an up-standing, contributing, member of society.
Don't sacrifice your children's scouting experiences because adults can't work and at nice with each other
scoutaholic wrote:And how did they know you are posting on this forum? Your full name is not easily accessible. Your council is not listed. I don't remember you being specific with names or unit numbers that you were talking about. These posts could be from just about anyone.
It sounds to me like there are way too many egos involved in this troop.
FieldSports wrote:One of the greatest things about scout troops: You can leave and start your own unit. This is true diversity and democracy in action. Most of all, success is the best revenge. Go for it!!!
As a commissioner, wise old owl, etc. I have offered the above advise many times.
A couple of rules:
Do not pilfer, bad mouth, or cause harm.
Go out and make the unit that you so strongly believe in.
Find like minded youth and adults.
Recruit at school, office, and church.
Bring more into the BSA fold and you will truely be a hero.
Whining about past injustice and treatment is not allowed.
You are the example now for change.
Go get trained and have all leaders (youth and adults trained)
kc9901mom wrote:Y'all keep telling me the same things (and I am thankful that people with a lot more experience are offering their advice ):
1. The Scoutmaster can't do that.
2. Find a new troop.
There is more to the letter that y'all won't believe either but that is for a later discussion.
I'm here to tell that yes I did receive a letter from the Scoutmaster and signed by the scoutmaster stating that I was no longer allowed to participate in Troop meetings, fund raisers, or any outdoor activities.
I have asked my kids if they want to go to a new troop and they said no. I have planted the seed of dual enrollment in their mind. I have been pointing out the benefits of dual enrollment.
I have rising up inside me. I will play by their rules with a smile on my face. This is all I am saying for now.
Mrw wrote:But you have come across here as being overly self-righteous and over-bearing. And your posts do sound like there has been plenty of finger pointing and name calling going on among the adults.
kc9901mom wrote:The reason I go and sit inside is because my children do not pay attention to what is being said.
kc9901mom wrote:Mrw wrote:But you have come across here as being overly self-righteous and over-bearing. And your posts do sound like there has been plenty of finger pointing and name calling going on among the adults.
Please elaborate on how I have called names . Maybe I have pointed fingers but I have also pointed fingers at myself.
I go to the weekly troop meetings. I sit inside in a chair usually at the back of the room or next to the door at the back of the room. I only speak if I am asked a question by another adult or if I have a question (even then I do not interrupt the meeting - I wait until the parents are invited to speak or until after the meeting). The reason I go and sit inside is because my children do not pay attention to what is being said. When the meeting is over, we leave unless my kids have business to conduct after the meeting such as SM Conference, BOR, applications getting signed, etc. My kids do that and I am present in the room (except for BOR) but I say nothing and do nothing. How is that overbearing (an honest question)?
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