Re: When to give the Badge Out...
James H. McCullars (mccullarsj@EMAIL.UAH.EDU)
Fri, 14 Jul 1995 14:37:36 -0500
Robert Marley writes:
-->our committe is in te midst of a big discussion about when a badge should be
-->given out. Some of the committee members believe that the scout should
-->receive the award as soon as he earns it. Others believe that the scout
-->should not receive it immediatley, but wait until a court of honor, so that
-->it may be presented to him, in front of his parents, and others.
-->I would appreciate any input on how other troops handle this, and any
-->suggested will be gratefully accepted.
Both viewpoints are valid, and there is a solution that should satisfy
everyone. For rank advancement, our troop hands out the cloth badge as
soon as we can get them, and hands out the cards and Mothers' pins at
the CoH. For merit badges, we generally present both the badge and the
card at the CoH, although this is for the convenience of our already
overworked advancement chairman (who wears other hats on the committee as
well). However, if there were a need for the cloth merit badge (such as a
Scout was going to attend a special program and needed to wear his merit
badge sash) we would certainly try to accommodate this.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City