Someone Else Minute
This Minute is meant for Boy Scouts.
(this is more directed at the adults in the troop and might be useful to get the point across if you are having participation challenges.)
I am sorry to report that one of the troop's leaders has had to leave the troop. Mr. Someone Else moved away to Hawaii last week for a much needed extended vacation. The vacancy that Mr. Else leaves behind will be hard to fill, I'm afraid. He has done much more than his share of the support for this troop.
When there was a job to do, a merit badge to lead, or a board of review to sit on, his name was always mentioned: "Let Someone Else to do it."
When an organizer for a campout was needed, this great person was always counted on: "Someone Else will take care of it."
For more trips than I can count, we have relied on him to transport our scouts: "Get Someone Else to drive."
Even most of the new ideas for the program were given to him to make happen: "That's a great idea! Someone should do it!"
Someone was a great guy and I enjoyed chats with him around the campfire late at night. He did the best he could, but folks just expected too much from him and now he's gone.
Now, someone else will need to take over the work that Someone Else used to do. Will you be that someone or will it be Someone Else?