Our troop is about to hold elections for SPL for the first time. In the past, the SPL has been an appointed position, but we are moving toward a boy-run troop and really using the patrol method, so we will be holding elections.
This is a practical question...how do you hold your elections? Do you collect a names of interested boys and put together a ballot? We have had issues with appointed SPLs who were not committed to the job, so I want to make sure only boys who want the job are considered.
Do you give them an opportunity to speak to the troop to explain why they want the position?
In summary, what is the process you use to hold the elections?
Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated....