RE: Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Mon, 22 Feb 1993 09:58:59 -0500
I went to our District Recognition Dinner this weekend with some
trepidation after reading the horror stories on the list. I went
only at the insistence of our Unit Commissioner (to accept as it
turns out the Cubmaster of the Year, and Pack of the Year awards).
Cubbing was NOT excluded: the training chairman recognized all
recipients of cub and scouting awards by having them stand in place
(the actual awards were given out at roundtables). All Quality Units
and SME award winners were recognized. Awards were also given for the
Outstanding Cub Den Leader, Commissioner, etc. The year's Eagle crop
were presented certificates and flags. Professionals were notably
not noticed except as presenters of awards. The only award which drug
on and was strictly scout oriented was the Scouter of the Year during
which all recipients (since 1959!) were called to the stage (of the 33
years of the award, only once has it gone to someone in cubbing).
That was the only 'old boy' part of the ceremony and no one was really
meant to feel not a part of the whole experience.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City