Re: Uniform Inspection NOT required?
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Tue, 1 Dec 1992 21:49:20 CST
"Kathie Cerveny" <kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU> writes:
>> It was recently posted on this list that Uniform inspections
>> are NOT required. SO, if that is TRUE, can someone explain
>> what we do with the LAST section of our charter reneal kit?
>> The exact heading of the page is not at had but it reads something
>> like INDIVIDUAL UNIFORM INVENTORY and INSPECTION REPORT:
>> The name of each scout is listed, with a SPACE to enter a insp SCORE!
>> Since we will need to schedule the inpsection some time in December,
>> for our Jan renenal deadline, I would appreciate prompt and accurate
>> Don Izard, scouter
>Correst Don! National has been providing this page for the commissioner
>staffs across the country for years. However - there is NO requirement to
>have it completed, and IN FACT in most cases across the US, that page is
>never seen again after the charter is turned over to the unit. If it is
>still attached to the charter when it is ready to go into the council --
>according to national and local councils, it should be removed. If it is
>not - the council takes it off and throws it out.
However, Kathie, there are several local Councils that use the
inspection reports as basis for their OWN awards for program quality.
For example, the Indian Waters Council (Columbia, SC), the Northeast
Georgia Council (Rome, Georgia), the Black Warrior Council
(Tuscaloosa, Alabama), the Flint River Council (Albany, Georgia) and
the Pinallas Area Council (Sarasota, Florida) all have awards based in
part on a 70 percent or better in the unit's uniform inspection
report. This is in addition or separate from the criterion for the
Quality Unit Awards. In Black Warrior, I have been invited three
times since 1980 to attend the "best uniformed Scout and Scouter"
contest in two Districts.
So the local Council, as you correctly stated, do NOT send those
reports to the Regional offices....but also, as you alluded to, they
do NOT ignore them as well.
>So, Don, you see - uniform inspections have (at least in the last 20 years)
>NOT ever been required. If such a thing is required, you will find it on
>the QUALITY UNIT AWARD requirement list, marked with a asterik.
Don, you should STILL do the inspection because 1) its part of the
rechartering process, 2) it emphasizes good uniforming and allows you
and the other adults to create opportunities to correct past
uniforming "boo-boos" both on the adult and youth sides, and 3) it
allows your youth leaders to lead once more, something that the BSA is
supposely all about!
Never mind that its not on the Quality unit application....EXCEED THE
STANDARD...DO THE INSPECTION!
>By the way, the new 1993 QUALITY UNIT AWARD forms are out and there is no
>change in any of the programs in the requirements (for a change!).
Is there any wonder why we have substandard units. If they had to
meet the SAME standards as this (prior) year, what is the incentive
to "do your best" and achieve a higher standard this year??
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