When to give the Badge Out...
Paul L. Johnson (74724.3473@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 16:50:00 EDT
We give awards out at a "court of honor", usually a family picnic or
banquet. (a couple of years ago the boys roasted a pig for a holiday
banquet). We try to schedule at least three events: around Christmas,
late in the spring, and at the end of summer (helps pick up the summer
There are merits to instant advancement, but..
Presentation in front of peers and familys emphasizes the importance
of the award. Our SM makes a big deal (rightly so) of each award and
A scheduled awards banquet offers the boys a solit goal. There is
usually a lot of activity with boys trying to meet those last few
requirements in time to get a SM conference and BOR, or to complete
a merit badge. Without a firm deadline, it seems like some of those
requirements sometimes take considerably longer to complete.
Six Mile, SC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City