OA eligibility <> rank
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sat, 20 Nov 1993 03:06:18 EST
quoting From: Nathan Brindle NBRINDLE%INDYCMS.BITNET@RICEVM1.RICE.EDU
> Steve, I'm just saying that from a philosophical point of view, there is
> little difference between "Demonstrate that you live the Scout Oath and
> Law in your daily life" and the criteria for Scoutmaster certification as
> listed in the Guide for Officers and Advisors.
> This is for HONOR CAMPERS, not just boys who have First Class and 15
> nights of camping in the last two years, 6 of which are in a long-term
Nathan, I agree with your thought that OA membership should NOT be automatic
with the mechanical requirements being met. Some boys are just not mature
enough to handle participation in an honor camping environment.
OTOH, I've seen many OA Lodges where camping skills/ability is all but
absent in the members, and their support of the Council's camping program is
minimal. Not only should the Lodge promote the Council's camping areas
(including Long Term (summer) camp, but the District's CORs, as well as Cub
Day Camping programs) but they need to provide service to the Council's
camps in the form of work projects and donations to Council as needed.
Our Lodge has a very active camping promotion program each year as well as 2
to 4 major work project weekends each year at the Council camps.
The spirit of the OA lives in those dedicated youth who help to make it
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