Re: Troop 18's New "Eagle"
Susan Ganther (susan@GIBBS.OIT.UNC.EDU)
Fri, 2 Sep 1994 15:03:05 -0400
Paul, I didn't intend to refute your version of the problem, just to
present what the people who decided to give the Scout a BOR might have
heard and decided they had to accept as being within the realm of
possibility. In any battle you must not only know what you are doing,
but what your opponent is doing. The facts may be as you present them,
but as long as there is a plausible version being given which is not in
agreement with yours, the benefit of the doubt has to go to the Scout.
The consequences both to the individual and to the organization are much
worse when a deserving candidate is refused than when an undeserving
candidate gets away with taking something they have not earned. The
candidate who is awarded something he did not earn will soon find that it
is of little value to him. The candidate who earned it and is refused may
feel that Scouting is of little value to him, or worse, that he is of
little value to Scouting. Not an acceptable outcome in my book.
So anyway, my point was not to argue with you about your motives but to
ask you to try to understand the outcome and to be able to accept it with
grace. It isn't worth quitting over.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City