Re: Second class
Gerald Demontgny (gdemontg@CCS.CARLETON.CA)
Fri, 11 Nov 1994 20:03:53 EST
Patrick Lam writes:
> Actually, they changed pretty much everything in Canadian Scouting
> in 1968, I've been told. Over the Christmas break between 67-68,
> the new programme was brought in; in fact, any leader who wouldn't
> carry out the new programme was invited to hand in his warrant.
> Newer isn't always better, but then again, there's something to
> not being called a Second Class Scout.
Pat I would have responded to you personally, however you did not
provide your e-mail address. However, according to my old book, pre
67, to even become a first class scout you had to be 14 years old!
(p. 101). I suppose that this was not unreasonable given that a Scout
by the time they had completed all the tenderpad, second class, and
first class requirments would probably be fourteen. Yet, I think that
the current requirement for the chief Scout award, which specifies
only that the Scout "Be active in your troop for one" --p.61-- is
infinitely more reasonable as it does not let an arbitrary barrier
such as the youth's age stand in the way. By the way Pat, I have
really enjoyed reading your postings. Keep up the good work.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City