Re: Adult Recognitions
Mike D Tester (mike@MIKET.DEMON.CO.UK)
Wed, 31 May 1995 12:03:04 GMT0BST
I wonder what percentage of Adult Recognition Awards go to just
District or Committee members. Over the years I have looked at the
number of awards given to these members, it seems to be far greater
than the number awarded to the people at the grass roots, I know many
do stirling work, and deserve such awards. Sadly I've seen Scouters
at the Grass Roots work tens of years with a section/unit, with out
being awarded any recognition. On the other side of the fence I've
seen adults who attend or arrange few events/committees for only year
or so at and get showered with awards for what appears very little.
I so times wonder who is most important, your Leaders who work with
the boys 52 weeks a year, or the Committee Member/District Leader.
Who do not have this commitment to keep week in week out.
I am certainly not suggesting that all of these people in our
Districts or Committee's, are not committed people and only do little,
I know many work very hard and have served our movement for many
many years and justly deserve any awards.
I just get the feeling that many hard working adults get over looked
because they labour away quietly, and are missed out when it comes
around to awarding medals etc.
Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
(From Mike D Tester Mike@miket.demon.co.uk)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City