Re: Academic Requirements for Jr. Leaders
Richard May (rpm@SYS.UEA.AC.UK)
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 15:15:29 +0000
> Do any troops hae any academic standing requirments for their junior leaders
> (Sr. Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader)? This question has come about
> as our SPL managed to pull straight Fs over the first quarter of the school
> year and this concerns a number of troop committee members who feel he is not
> a proper role model for the younger scouts. I would appreciate any input
> anyone can offer. Thank you.
I don't believe that specific levels of acheivement are at all desirable,
the question is more one of attitude/effort. If the person in question is
trying hard, but acheiving little then it is hardly fair to punish that
person. On the other hand, if the person thinks that the work is
unimportant and hence doesn't try, and in particular if the person makes
a habbit of stating such opinions then you are entitled to reconsider the
post. However it should also be remembered that academic acheivement is
not the only skill that is important in Scouting or in life.
Don't try to make a generalisation, look at the specifics of the person
in question and then make your descision.
Richard May (ACSL, 19th Norwich, England)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City