Jan Hill (Strlght@AOL.COM)
Wed, 19 Oct 1994 16:01:53 -0400
I have been in this situation. My suggestion is give him his Wolf badge, and
his Bear if he's earned it. The emotional damage done to the boy if he
doesn't receive it (since he was told in his disarrayed unit that he could)
could, and most probably would, cause him to drop out of scouting all
together. That's not what we're here to do.
Rules are rules, yes. But even rules are made to be bent sometimes.
As someone else suggested, however, sit down with the boy and explain to him
that while you will award him his ranks now, he was given bad information.
That from now on he can only work on Webelos.
Best of luck!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City