Frank Boimare (SC0HASS@VM.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Fri, 21 Jun 1991 09:58:51 CDT
Boy, am I glad my Council can't read!
They have adopted a different "interpretation" of these requirements.
Addressing the last point about the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award and
Scoutmaster's Key first. They say no overlapping time -- 2 years for the
Training Award and another 3 years for the SM Key. If I correctly inter-
preted what Mike wrote about a similar overlapping time period for the
Cub awards (24 months for the Cub Scouter Award and only another 12 months
for the Cubmaster Award if you are a CM for 3 years?), they say "No!" to
that, too -- according to them, it takes 5 years to earn both awards.
So why am I glad they can't read?
I am working on my Boy Scout Leader's Training Award (as an AS), my CM
award, my Unit Commissioner's Arrowhead Honor Award and UC Scouter's Key
at the same time and should get all within a three year period. I am
registered in all 3 positions but only paid to register for one.
As for the first point, they really don't want to take in $14.00 or $21.00
as opposed to $7.00? I find that hard to believe....
Looking through the BSA Publication "Leadership Training: Plans, Procedures,
Materials" (which is avaialble to District Training Committees and Council
Staff), I cannot find anything that clarifies this issue. (Is there some
other publication on the subject, Mike?)
For example, the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award tenure requirement is
"Complete a total of 2 years as a registered adult Boy Scout leader." (p. 37)
Note that there is *no* reference to being registered and *paid*.... All of
the tenure requirements only say "registered."
Logically, it is impossible to work on two different awards in the same
program area, i.e., you cannot work on the Cubmaster Award and the Webelos
Den Leader Award at the same time because you cannot be registered (even if
you pay) in two positions in a pack at the same time. (You could register
with 2 different packs in 2 different positions, but....) This limitation
applies to all unit level positions as far as I can tell from the book.
It also applies to *most* Commissioner positions, but you could be regis-
tered as a Unit Commissioner and also be registered as a Roundtable staff
It does not say anything in this pub about working on the Scouter Awards
and Scout/Cubmaster Awards at the same time, but then again, it doesn't
say you can't.
So is this the "published policy" or is there another one? (or are there
several "official" policies floating around? or is it still basically
approved on the Council level and only "reviewed" by National?)
:} (wry smile)
Frank Boimare (registered in only 3 positions this week...)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City