Re: MBs and the Handicapped Scout
Thomas C. Petrik (EC92@AOL.COM)
Tue, 1 Aug 1995 23:32:11 -0400
I encourage you to get the newest edition of the advancement guidelines. It's
spelled out in detail what to do if a Scout cannot complete the requirements
because of a handicap.
The real question is, is there a handicap or is it something maturity will
bring along? And should you be the one who decides that or someone else -
besides those ASM's who let him go after a MB he may not complete.
And there's nothing wrong with him taking longer. You can use the
"requirements completed" portin of the blue card and let him keep a running
tally of what he accomplished and what he has to do. It may encourage him to
do what he thought he could not do before.
Above all, the purpose of the requirements is that there be a set standard
for an award. If he has it, he can do these things. Therefore you cannot let
him just go by with it. But I'll bet others have even more to say, starting
with Chris Haggerty, who just went to the same advancement program that I
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City