When a 21-year-old assistant Scoutmaster said that Scouts and Scouters see him as “a kid,” readers suggested steps—including more leadership training—to help improve his standing as an adult with both groups.
Scouter J.L.R. wondered how to react to outspoken parents who interfere with a leader’s ability to run the program. Readers agreed on one tactic: Ask the critics to become involved as registered leaders.
When Scout M.S. noted in our September issue that adults in his troop won’t let junior leaders make decisions, readers responded with some strategies for realizing the important goal of boy-led troop leadership.
Scouter M.A. noted in our March-April issue that some Scouts almost never advance in rank. Should the troop committee’s board of review find out why? M.A. asked. What else might motivate boys to advance?
A course designed with scheduling flexibility and other special accommodations allows those participants with specific religious requirements to participate in the BSA’s highest level of volunteer training.
In our October issue, M.B., a female Scouter, reported that the Scoutmaster of her troop did not work well with women leaders and passed along his “male chauvinist” attitudes to the Scouts. M.B. asked, “What should I do?”
Troop Committee Member J.B. reported in our May-June issue that her son’s troop has constant turnover among its adult leaders. Many activities have to be canceled when a Scoutmaster leaves, and the troop has no sense of unity. What can be done?