Wes Mays (WMAYS@ALB.ASCTMD.COM)
Fri, 29 Jul 1994 11:31:52 MST7MDT
Thanks to everyone who responded. I received a couple of comments
that this type of discussion belonged on the net; so I agreed to
summarize the "opinions" and distribute them:
Everyone's answer was almost identical. The 100% consensus was
if anyone has qualified for an award, recognition, or whatever,
should bring it to a cognizant person's attention. In addition, a
couple of good points were made that the Distinguished Commissioner
Award can be used as a very good incentive to those Scouter's
on their Training Award or Key.
Therefore, last night at our "Commissioner Kickoff" meeting, I
approached our DC. He was actually quite embarrassed that he did
not know about my tenure (of course he could not have since I
transfered councils last year.) He promised to take care of it
"tomorrow" which is actually "today".
He said he felt the same hesitations about applying for awards or
recognitions himself, but felt that one SHOULD BE recognized. (He
even admitted that he could qualify for his Scoutmaster Award of
Merit; but no one on his committee knows about it. I will take care
of that as any good commissioner should.)
Anyway, thanks again. I plan on asking for help/suggestions/comments
on various Commissioner topics in the near future. I owe a couple of
folks some specific answers which I will supply just as soon as work
quits getting in the way of Scouting....
YIS and THANKS!!!
Wes Mays (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City