Re: BOR guidelines
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Fri, 19 Feb 1993 15:18:21 EST
Thanks to Jim for the only comments on our proposed "YARD stick" for
measuring those soemwhat subject areas on the BOR's.
First let me respond with what our goal was is to place a GOAL before
the scouts and parents. A HIGHer goal than might be expected, but
we expect only the BEST to becom Eagle scouts! Then again this is
intended as a GUIDELINE not an absolute rule, but rather a starting
point to have some point of common reference. OUR troop expects the
OLDER scouts to RUN The troop, even at summer camp. THe OLDer scouts
are also expect to help the younger scouts and show them the ropes at
summer camp, as well as signing off on completed advancement items!
SO, WE NEED and EXPECT our older scouts to be at summer camp! However,
the entent of our guidelines was also to suggest that REASONABLE reasons
would be considered, to include family obligations, summer school etc.
We do not accept finances! WE provide enough opportunities for scouts
to EARN their own way to camp! Scouts earn a share of POP corn money
BOWL-A-THON money, and a HOLiday Wreath and candy sale. Also, if the
family is truly "needy" the council provides some camperships and so
do other organizations if you ask. We have had camperships sponsored
by the AMerican LEgions, UNions, KNights of Columns, and even the PTA.
BUT, again the GOAL is set high to have a high standard, and so the
scouts know what is expected!!! That does not mean that exceptions
can not be granted, that is up to the SCout MAster, THE PLC and the
board of review. Again we are looking at a GUIDELINE not a RULE book!
SO, any other comments ? Our next committee metting is next TUesday.
DOn I, still scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City