Re: Some Scouting Questions -Reply
Chris McCullough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon Jun 08 12:20:56 1998
The District Award of Merit I believe you are confusing with the Medal of Merit.
The Medal of Merit is what you are referring to below.
The District Award of Merit is a Council Aware presented by the Districts
following a criteria given by the Council. Usually the award goes to individuals
serving in District position for a long period of time, or service to a particular
Unit for an extended period of time. There is no one way to earn nomination. It
is through meritorious action of service that one receives nomination and review.
Each district is allowed 1 per every 25 units per year. (25 units =1, 35 units= 2,
50 units= 2, 60 units = 3, etc.)
Bruce C Johnson wrote:
> I'll only address myself to questions 7 & 10. It has been national policy
> for some years now to discourage registration in multiple OA lodges. Pick
> one of the lodges, be active in it, and wear its flap.
> As for the Medal of Merit, it is not an earned recognition, but rather a
> nominated recognition. It is given for a noteworthy (usually heroic) act
> that makes use of skills learned as a Scout or Scout leader. There is
> little or no personal risk of life associated with the act, but may involve
> saving or attempting to save the life of another. A form is available from
> your council office that outlines the specific criteria. The person being
> nominated is not involved in the nomination process and the nominator is
> strongly discouraged from discussing the nomination with the nominee. The
> nomination goes to the council Advancement Committee and, if they concur
> with it (after due investigation), it is forwarded on to the National
> office for consideration. If National concurs, the award is sent to the
> local council for presentation at an appropriate occasion. Sea Explorer
> Mike Meredith of Ship 1009 of Bowie, Maryland received the Medal of Merit
> at our area regatta over Memorial Day weekend.
> Bruce Johnson
> Skipper, SSS Columbia Ranger
> Columbia, Maryland USA
> >>> Craig Bond <email@example.com> 4 June 1998 5:08 pm >>>
> At 02:45 PM 6/4/98 CDT, you wrote:
> >1) What does a "Instructor" do?
> >2) What does a "muscian" do?
> >3) what does a chaplain's aide do?
> >4)What does a "venture crew chief" do?
> Those are all outlined in a Boy Scout Handbook. I'd suggest studying that.
> >5) What is the "Explorer Officer's Association"?
> A council-wide organization that plans and organizes activities for
> Explorers in that council.
> >6)How do you become known as an "Distinguished Eagle Scout"?
> a. become an Eagle
> b. lead a distinguished life for a *minimum* of 25 years
> c. get nominated by someone (the award seeks the man; the man does not
> seek the award)
> >7) If you are a boy scout and OA member in one council (Council 1) and
> >you are an explorer in another council (council 2). Which OA flap would
> >you wear, the OA flap from counci 1 or council2??
> You should only be registered in the council in which you reside, so this
> is a moot question.
> >8) Is there a maximum ammount of silver eagle plams you can earn?
> This is an algebra question. You would earn one each fifteen merit badges
> (and related requirements) past Eagle, until you run out of merit badges
> and/or time.
> >9)What are any new merit badges (besides Law Enforcement, Climbing, and
> >archeology) that the National council is thinking of putting out?
> I don't have an answer here.
> >10) Exactly what would you have to do to earn the meadal of merit,
> >(please give me an example)
> I'd suggest you direct this question to the editor of Boys' Life. A good
> Craig Bond
> Lufkin, TX http://www.etexscouts.com
> Anyone can count the seeds in an apple;
> only God can count the apples in a seed.
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