Quailman wrote:I told the SM afterwards that it's great that those two boys (one is his son) want to remain active in the troop. In order to continue they need to take YPT and register. Thoughts?
Quailman wrote:So you're saying it's acceptable to have 18 year-old guests at troop meetings. Do they need to be Eagles? What about 20 year-olds? 30 year-olds? I thought that when a person reached 18 they were considered adults as far as troops go. I did not tell them to leave. I simply asked the SM, who had invited them, to ask them to take YPT and register as ASMs. That's what my son did (he's fully trained). BTW, he didn't ask my son to help. BTW, the SM's son is in Venturing. The other aged out and is not registered.
The bigger issue here is that the PLC made plans for the meeting, and the SM brought two aged-out boys to take charge of it. IMO, older, active members of the troop should have been working with the younger ones. At the beginning of the meeting, a 15 year-old Eagle Scout with three palms was starting to work with one patrol. As I said, when he started to show a patrol how to set up their stove, the SM came over and said "Joseph will be in charge of this group." The Eagle Scout was basically pushed aside. He left the meeting early.
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