When to award a badge...
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Fri, 14 Jul 1995 14:31:43 EST
Robert Morley raises the issue of when to award an earned badge to a
scout--immediately, or at a court of honor.
BSA policy regarding cubs is that they are supposed to be awarded
earned badges at the earliest public opportunity. Thus, we give arrow
points at den meetings as soon as they have earned them, and other
badges at pack awards ceremonies, which we conduct at every monthly
pack meeting. The idea is, I gather, that cubs are young, and lack
the patience and maturity to be gracious about waiting several months
before receiving their badges.
Boy scouts, on the other hand, are usually awarded their badges at the
quarterly courts of honor most troops hold. Again, they are older,
more mature, and can wait. Still, you award them their badges at the
first court of honor after they earn the badge.
At least this is the way I understand it. Am I all wet here?
ASM, Troop 120
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City