We will allow time for those who wish to run to sign up at the meeting tonight. Come a few minutes early to make sure you get signed up. You can sign up to run for up to 3 PORs so you will have the opportunity to be elected to an alternative POR if you are not elected to your first choice POR.
The term of the POR’s runs for 6 months from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Please do not run for a POR if you cannot commit to being at meetings and on trips regularly during this time period. We have scouts involved in many other activities including sports, band, drama, etc. We have two terms per year (Jan – Jun and Jul – Dec). Pick the term that has the least conflict with your other activities so you can make Scouts a priority and do the job properly. You must be present and do the job to get POR credit.
Attached is a document with POR job descriptions. Certain PORs require a minimum rank (these are noted in the document) and in general we allow primarily scouts at the rank of First Class and higher to run for a POR as the higher ranks require a POR for advancement whereas lower ranks do not. If no scouts at higher ranks run for a particular POR, scouts at lower ranks are free to run.
On election night, Scouts must be present and in FULL Class A Uniform to run. They should also be prepared to give a short speech indicating why they think they should be elected to the position. If a scout wishes to run for a POR but cannot be at the meeting, I may allow them to run in absentia if the scout calls me to discuss and provides a written speech that can be read.
The positions are:
Senior Patrol Leader
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Appointed by SM:
Leave No Trace Trainer