Re: G.O.L.D. Award
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@Alum.WPI.Edu)
Wed Apr 01 07:56:24 1998
Robert Amick wrote:
> I agree with Bill Sill's post that the "education" about the award
> left a little to be desired. Some councils didn't even know there
> was an accompanying certificate, or a square knot, and had neither
> in stock. Some didn't even know about the medal or availability of
> the award, unless they were asked and had to "dig it out of some
> file" or search someone's "in basket" to locate information about
> the award, especially when it first came out a few years ago.
> We sent out copies of the award requirements and an application
> form as part of our Exploring newsletter which went to all individual
> Explorers and Advisors shortly after the award was released in 1995.
> This is a good way to publicize it and get Explorers working on it.
> Web sites with similar information can also be useful.
> It would be also useful to have some guidelines for posts to refer
> to as to how the award can be presented (suggestions for ceremonies,
> courts of honor, or other appropriate venues); moreover, efforts
> should be made to document a permanent record of all recipients at
> the council level, since no record is maintained at the National
> office of recipients. Posts may wish to create a plaque or picture
> board of recipients with their names and date the award was earned.
I've been lurking on this board for some time, and don't actually have
any direct connection to Exploring right now. But, I may be able to
help on this issue.
I recently joined the USSSP Project Team, with responsibility for
Advancement information. We're in the process of reorganizing the
advancement pages, updating the appearance of the Merit Badge pages, and
consolidating advancement information for Boy Scouting, Cub Scouting,
and Exploring into an advancement area on the site. I'd be glad to add
information on the G.O.L.D. award onto the site for easy access, if
someone will send me either a copy of the form that I could scan in for
OCR text conversion or the text of the requirements. Actually, the same
applies to ANY Exploring and Sea Scouting advancement issues.
Let me know if I can be of help.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
US Scouting Service Project Team Member mailto:Pwolf@usscouts.org