Re: GS Silver and Gold Awards
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 20:36:02 -0400
> I am turning more of my attention to helping with my daughters GS
> Cadet troop.
Welcome to the world of GS's!
> handbook for information about the service project requirements, but found
> precious little. Her leader seems to be under the impression that the project
> can be done as a troop project with all girls getting credit for it.
I know this to be true for the silver (not sure for gold)...
This is largely dependant on the council! Some councils encourage and
some discourage. In our council many times girls buddy up on projects,
but the council is very careful to see that each girl heads up a different
section of the project, which she alone plans and implements.
> If, in fact, the Gold award (and it's "little
> sister" the Silver award) is supposed to be equivalent to the Eagle, it seems
> that the project should be a leadership demonstration by the (singular) award
The project alone does not sum up all the work for leadership that goes
into the silver and eventually gold. Many leadership hours have to be
earned before every starting on the project.
Whether or not these hours are truly earned is at the descretion of the
> Ignorance is bliss, and I guess I'm a happy camper!
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Lisa Varner << firstname.lastname@example.org >>
Haven't been there. Don't want to go. Don't need another t-shirt!
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