11. HE SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN HELPING BOYS CARRY OUT THEIR OWN IDEAS AND BE ABLE TO LEAD THEM TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS, RATHER THAN DOING ALL THE PLANNING HIMSELF, AS WELL AS THE DECIDING

In what activities have you observed this man which would indicate that he has ability of this character?

12. HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE A PLAN AND FOLLOW IT

Although the boys should do the actual planning, the Scoutmaster should be of a type who will insist that a plan be made in advance.

What experience in business or in social work has this man had which demonstrated his ability to plan his work in advance? .........................................

13. HE SHOULD COOPERATE WITH THE LOCAL SCOUT AUTHORITIES

Scouting is more than a Troop Program-it is a national Movement. The Scoutmaster should fit his Troop program into the larger program of the Council if his boys are to get the full benefit of Scouting. State what your man has done indicating team play ability with a supervising authority ..............................................

14. HE SHOULD TAKE TRAINING. HE SHOULD BE TEACHABLE.

Scouting has a technique, which can be learned, it is true, by the "trial and error" method, but a brief training course will save most of the mistakes,-and mistakes mean disappointed boys. Is this man willing to take the training courses now available in your Council?..................

15. HE SHOULD BE SOCIALLY MINDED

Scouting is not merely the friendship of one man with a group of boys; it is the marshalling of all the resources of the community, through the institution which sponsors the Troop, so that the man who leads the Troop may find every facility available for doing the work which Scouting can do.

This requires that the Troop Committee and the Scoutmaster should be very close together and that the Troop Committeemen, wthout attempting in any way to act as boy leaders, should, nevertheless, know exactly what the Scoutmaster is trying to do in every detail and be putting their minds to it to secure the necessary facilities for him.

What plans have been made to bring the Scoutmaster and the Troop Committee together regularly, under conditions which will keep the Committee informed of everything which the Scoutmaster is doing and is planning to do?

SIGNED: Troop Committee...........................

....................................(Chairman)

Approved..................................

(for Tr. Org. Committee)

Helping with Organization Problems

Where organized Scout groups apply for permission to enroll members in excess of the regular limits of size, the District Organization Committee shall review these applications in the light of the area council's general policy. Where Neighborhood Patrols and Lone Scout Tribes have special problems of an organizational character, they and the Field or Neighborhood Commissioners may counsel with the Organization and Extension Committee.

The Annual Review at Reregistration

The annual rechartering of rural groups or the reregistering of a Troop, Neighborhood Patrol, Tribe of Lone Scouts or Explorers should involve a review or "checking over" of what has been done-how well it has been done-in order to suggest any program or organization improvements which would better serve all the boys.

The job of helping the group or individuals to reregister at the proper time is in general a responsibility of the Neighborhood Commissioners, though the District Organization and Extension Committee may be called upon to assist as needed.

Meetings and Reports

This Committee probably will need to meet monthly (except in summer months) to plan its extension schedule, receive reports from individuals on jobs assigned, and take appropriate action to meet problems encountered. Reports on these conditions in the district should be made regularly to the District Committee and through it to the Executive Board of the Council.