James Camp (jamesc@SCOTCH.NIC.DDN.MIL)
Wed, 3 Feb 1993 16:05:40 -0600
Don's letter rings like one of my Scouts. I've been in this Troop for
six months now, and have seen one Life Scout once. His Dad came in
the other night and presented his Eagle project. He goes on the adventurous
outings, but the mundane meetings seem to slip him for some reason.
I question his fulfillment of _Scout Spirit_ here. Indeed, the present
SM has been v-e-r-r-y lax on what scout spirit is, to the point of having
literally no definition.
Our Committee became involved when a Star came up for advancement. He
worked very hard at not being around to work when he was needed. He
seldom was prepared for any committment given him. His lack of _Scout
Spirit_ was so obvious that the Committee decided to act. The final
say is yet to be completed. I might add that we've recently got new
blood in the Committee, and the SM will be retiring this March (we've got
a good replacement lined up.)
I'm sure we all have this type of problem to some degree and have set
Troop guidelines, be they in writing or just tradition of the Troop.
It will be good to hear how others will handle Don's request.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City