Re: Following rules (was Tige...
David A. Crow (Cfi@AOL.COM)
Fri, 3 Mar 1995 15:49:36 -0500
Chuck Bramlet's observations are good but he states "The Cub Scout Sports
Pin also has the advantage that it can be earned more that once." got me to
wondering why I thought this was not true. I looked in the "Cub Scout Sports
Leader Guide" #34273 1993 and it does not address the issue directly. I does
state "... provides every Cub Scout with the opportunity to become acquainted
with and participate in all kinds of sports."
Coupled with the single blanks for sign-offs in the back of the individual
sports and academic books (one for loop, one for pin and one for letter
(although it is explicit that you only ever get one letter - on which you may
put all of your pins (I read this to mean multiple sports), I conclude that
each sport is to be gone through once.
In our pack we even go so far as to remind the Wolves and Bears that earning
the Physical Fitness Belt Loop and Pin before they are Webelos will cause
them to have to repeat the work but they do not get the awards again.
I suppose that without a specific prohibition, Chuck could make multiple pin
awards useful but it would move toward duplicating the rewards of the sports
leagues and move away from the Cub Scout purpose of broadening their sports
and academic exposure.
IMHO I suggest once is sufficient given the possibility of 28 belt loops and
28 pins in four years in addition to regular advancement! I have some scouts
whose belts a full and they still have more to work on!
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