Re: In a knot over knots!
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 30 Oct 1991 17:18:18 EST
Thanks for the detailed REF Mike, much of which I am sure a motivated
person could find out. However, my point in the background, is that
if any one, or all of those committees are week or not active, The
people at the unit level, the ones I think we need most, never get
the KNOWLEGE that the awards are there to be earned, and never get
the recognition they deseve. When I used to go to those "DINNERS"
I always got bored watching the DISTRICT staff and COUNCIL executive
Committe get award after award. The people down in the ditches seem
to be left of the awards at recognition list. (what they don;t know?)
I feel funny having to tell some one, HEY I am qualifed for this
veteran PIN, or that KNOT. If they were doing the job, (in my
strange opinion) they would have records and would know who was
qualified or not. If you are never in one council for more than
10 years, who knows that you should get the 10 year pin? Who
should know? What do they do with all that information they
require on the new applications?
Point being, 1) you have to know the awards are there, and for
the most part 2) YOU youself, have to maintain the records and
do most of the paperwork to recognise yourself!!! That is why
have never bothered. I feel strange patting myself on the back
for work that I enjoy anyway. But when I was a Cub Master, every
one that was qualified got every award, and at least a certificate
of recognition. Not many stayed in the PACK for more than five
years, but any that did, GOT THAT little PIN! One year people
got a THANKS pin. But everone that did anything got at least
a thank you certificate.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City