Re: Spaort and Academic Awards
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 20 Jun 1994 21:40:44 EDT
(still cleaning out my "answer bin"...sorry for the late reply!)
"GS-12 Daniel R. Mott Mr" <mott@OODIS01.HILL.AF.MIL> writes:
>Second, what was the national office for the Boy Scouts of America
>reason for coming up with the academic awards.
The Boy Scouts of America has as one of it's "undesirables" the issue
of illiteracy amoung America's children. The Cub Scout academic
awards, the Boy Scout Merit Badge program, and the Exploring program
as a whole all enhances a youth's positive view of books, reading, and
relating what was read to others, either verbally or written in small
groups or large group venues. It is hope that those small tokens of
recognition will spur and continue to spur Scouting members onward to
continue their education. The Boy Scouts of America also has a
ongoing relationship with school systems to offer programs such as
Learning for Life, Prepared for Today and in-school Scouting and
Exploring programs for youth in commuinities all over the nation.
In this BSA-local school relationship, Scouting items are offered as
incentives for achievement of high grades.
Hope that's what you were looking for, Dan!
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