. Not sure how I get a downvote for that.
As I said - seemed like the troop was making a thought out attempt to advocate for their cause. It's not a bunch of folks just winging it. Further, they did it in full visibility to the participants and council. You or I may not agree with their cause- but if someone is going to practice the Scout version of civil disobedience, this seems the way to do it.
Just my .02
Venturers have led group-forming games at our local courses since 2005. Two of those Venturers were the first officially approved NYLT participants.. They both staffed position-specific/iols training at Summer camp last Summer.
I agree. Trying to force the COR isn't a winning strategy.
If it's that bad, I'd do:
- find adults to volunteer to take on committee roles - advancement chair, activities chair, membership chair, etc. Get them to officially take those roles.
- once they have those roles, have them meet monthly with the CC. If the CC doesn't call a meeting, just have them do their job anyways.
A committee meeting is really just a place for committee members to provide reports and status. If you don't have a meeting these folks can still do their jobs.