WVBeaver05 wrote:Yes, the requirement does say serve actively. But, remember what the official policy is on "active".
We may not like it, but one of our national trained advancement people explained it this way to me. If you allow a Scout to continue in a POR all of the time counts - period. If his performance is not satisfactory, it is up to the Troop leadership to address the issue(s) and take action. Action up to removal does not stop the clock on time for the POR. .
That is exactly what they teach at national advancement school.
If the Scoutmaster feels that a Scout is not performing satisfactorily in the position, the Scoutmaster can remove a Scout from a position of responsibility at any time. Just make sure the committee agrees with you first. But before you remove him...
1. Did the Scouts understand what would be needed in this position before they elected or appointed this Scout?
2. Did this Scout receive his PLC training this term?
3. Was he given clear written expectations?
4. After a month when he was not performing satisfactorily did the proper person counsel him? Did you set new written goals?
5. When he continued to not perform satisfactorily after two months, did you remove him and put a different Scout in the position?
Typically at least those last two answers are "No."
Think about it this way.
The Scoutmaster is the team manager. Your pitcher should have come out in the second inning but you kept him in until the 6th.
How many innings did he pitch?
6. Not 2.
The requirement is just that he played 4 or 6 innings, not how well he played.
If the pitcher should have been pulled in the second inning and wasn't whose fault is that?
Think about it another way. The Scout and leaders work for the Troop.
This requirement is asking for a verification of employment: "...While a ___ Scout, serve actively __ months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..."
If a bank sends you a verification of employment for one of your workers, you verify the dates and the positions that they held. Even if the worker was on probation they were on your rolls as an active worker.
We can't add a requirement for a inning to count for a pitcher he had to play satisfactorily.
We can't add a requirement that to be counted as an active worker you had to perform satisfactorily.
And we can't add a requirement that the Scout is to ...perform at a satisfactory level as defined by your unit leader...
As long as the troop continues to actively keep a Scout in a position of responsibility, the Scout is actively in that position of responsibility.
If we failed to mentor or remove someone, that is a management problem.