Re: Need an address at National about MB quality control
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Tue, 2 Aug 1994 00:24:10 -0600
Sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on it. This also sounds like
one of those situations where "fairness" will play a big role. We've had
that discussion before [ and we will again, for certain ;-) ]. Life isn't
fair. You can't find a single source that unequivocally states that it is
fair. Lots will say it _should_ be. Lots will say how to make it so [
rather wishful thinking, IMHO ].
But, you're teaching the Scouts that 1-People, even trusted Scout Leaders,
make mistakes with the [ hopefully ] best intention; 2-Doing something the
right way _is_ the fair way, since Scouts all over the U.S. are _not_
permitted to "earn" this MB in the manner described; and 3-Fixing
something that's "broken" isn't always easy, but it _is_ necessary.
In your letters, you might make direct reference to the Oath and Law. And
you certainly should [ I'm sure you've thought of this ] commend the
Scouts in every letter for their honesty and fortitude in recognizing that
they did not fulfill the requirements. [ Perhaps the disgruntled parents
will soon learn from their sons about the greater value of doing the right
Btw, maybe, if they're not too long for this forum, you might post your
correspondence here. This could serve a couple purposes: You may get
more constructive input when the list members see what you've composed;
and others on the list may benefit from the effort you put into this [
You're certainly not the only one to face this type of dilemma! ].
Best of luck!!!
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City