Must you be present to 'win'?
James R. Holman (jrholman@MAGNUS.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU)
Wed, 23 Feb 1994 10:26:15 -0500
This subject could be 'sports and scouting again'. Due to a change in
scheduling by the city parks & rec. dept, 2 of my scouts who are due to
receive the Arrow of Light have a basketball playoff game at the same time
as the presentation across town. Normally, we don't present awards to those not
present, holding them for a later pack meeting when the boy is present.
However, these boys are already into Boy Scouting so don't attend pack
meetings (this is the Blue and Gold), so that's probably not an option.
Plus, the Arrow of Light ceremony is kind of elaborate and I don't want to
repeat it for 2 people later. I'm unhappy that they have chosen a
basketball game over the highest award in Cub Scouting, but it is their
choice (strangely, one kid's parents will be at the banquet even though he
What is the general wisdom of the net on this? Give the awards to them
later? Even though it is a Cub Scout award, I COULD present them at a troop
court of honor later? Leave them on their porch? The parents know the
significance of the award, both fathers are Eagle Scouts. Suggestions?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City