Vote by peers the only way in?
Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:40 AM
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:25 AM
From What I read..Scout has been in The Same Troop for 4 Years...Has Achieved First Class Requirement (Life)...Has been Very Active (Missed about 4 Things in 4 Years)...Active in Community Service. Assists Younger Scouts..Etc
Yet Everyone Says he Needs to Politic...A Scouts Politics by Doing Actions, not by Asking and Talking..
Obviously something is wrong so where...Something we don't Know about..
If the boy is as helpful, etc., as the mom claims, then he can't do anything more in terms of service--he is doing actions. His only choice is to get the boys to like him. That said, I doubt he is as helpful as mom claims, at least when adults aren't looking. As BD said, boys aren't stupid. They know who works hard, etc. They know who has to be prodded to break camp, vs. those who are working hard withou being told.
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:25 AM
Your Right...""at least at this Lodge"" is Correct..
My son was elected to OA recently and attended Ordeal this past weekend. Another boy in his Troop was not elected and his mother was VERY upset about it. So she had one of the ASM sign an Ordeal registration form for her son. She took him to Ordeal on Friday with the signed form and registration money and the OA staff allowed him to stay and complete Ordeal. So I can tell you that I know being voted in by your peers is not the only way in...at least at this lodge.
I would not recommend this route as it has caused a conflict in the Troop and the boys who were honestly voted in feel like they have been slighted. And I feel like it took something away from their experience.
I have considered contacting OA staff for the lodge and discuss my concerns but at this point I can't decide. What do you all think?
Again Only Voted in By Your Peers is the Correct and Should be Only way in.
First the Lodge Should have received a Notice from all the troops in the Council on Whom they Elected
Second Those Elected should have been notified by being "Called Out" at a Call Out Ceremony..
Third Lodge Screwed up Royally..They should have had a List of the Candidates who were Elected and Called Out
Plus I have never heard of Any Lodge having a Registration Form for Ordeal.
What Lodge is this?
Your Right it does take away from Those who Followed the Rules and were elected into the Lodge instead of just registering and buying their way into the Lodge....If I was Still a Youth I would Bring it before the Lodge Leadership and ask for the Youth to be removed and Banned from Membership. Which Can and Should Happen....The Scout had to have known he was not elected..Does this Lodge Hold Call out Ceremonies?
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