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Postby cdwscout » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:45 pm

Last night, I got elected as ASPL of our troop. The elections were rather hectic (the outgoing SPL said "elections are annoying as h***". How do y'all run elections in your troop?
Yours in scOUTING,
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Re: Elections

Postby Quailman » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:16 pm

We don't elect ASPLs. We have candidates for SPL, who must be approved by the SM, stand and address the troop to say how great they'd be. Then there is a secret ballot (each scout writes a name on a slip of paper and folds it). New SPL and SM select ASPLs (2). Other troop members place name onlist for other PoRs, and SM meets with SPL to decide on those.

Usually an ASPL gets elected, and runners-up get appointed as new ASPLs.
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Re: Elections

Postby AquilaNegra2 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:17 pm

Congrats, but...

Is the appointment of ASPL by the SPL just a "guideline"? We have seen it done many ways, but I'm wondering if the troop is supposed to choose their election method or if it's BSA standard? (Hoping YOUR election works better than our last troop's experience with determining their own path.)
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Re: Elections

Postby FrankJ » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:57 am

Is the appointment of ASPL by the SPL just a "guideline"?


Pretty much. :) It is in the Scout Master handbook, but they will not come and take your charter away if you use a different method.
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Re: Elections

Postby Quailman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:48 am

Someone (in this forum?) told about electing the ASPL, who would become the SPL in six months. They're basically voting for the second SPL, who will have a breaking-in period as ASPL. That seems like a good process also, and it works in his troop.
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Re: Elections

Postby RWSmith » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:52 am

I would also suggest using the [Search] feature.

While this is especially helpful for our newer members, it's also a good tool for those (like me) who suffer from CRP... now, if I could only remember that it's there. :roll:

E.g., Search = <elections>

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Quailman,

I think that was here... Unique Method for SPL (& ASPL) Elections....
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