Re: change in status of roundtable staff
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 13 May 1995 00:14:53 -0400
As a fellow Scouter in GW District, I was interested in your posting and
some of the response generated. This policy change was announced at the
NCAC Council Commissioner's Meeting based on a communique from National.
You correctly understood that in the future this policy would mean that
roundtable staffers would no longer qualify for the Arrowhead Honor (those
that have it can still wear it) or Commissioner Awards; e.g. Distinguished
Commissioner Knot. They will be able to earn the Scouter Training Award
and Scouter's Key. If they double as Unit Commissioners they can earn the
other awards in their UC role.
I suspect that one of two things is going to happen - most likely we will
see an affirmation of this policy in Scouting Magazine or less likely we
will find that National was firing up a trial balloon to see what reaction
was generated before formalizing the policy. They have a habit of testing
ideas in a few Councils before making things a real national policy. You
should also be aware the each Council operates a little differently (what
goes in one Council may not go in another - remember National makes a lot
of policy and not all Councils accept it) and that word will not get out at
the same speed in each place.
There is bound to be some confusion, because this is a change and it may
not be communicated the same way or as well everywhere. For now we in
the National Capital Area Council will operate based on the policy that was
communicated to you.
If Kathie has conflicting guidance from her Council, it may be that her
Council is hearing a different test version, is not yet sold on the idea
enough to endorse it, or not communicating it the same way.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
Prof. Beaver, Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City