Re: Double Counting Service Hours
Scott Morley (Scott_Morley@HCHP.ORG)
Tue, 15 Aug 1995 10:37:55 -0400
I think that it all depends (good answer huh?). If the student goes and cleans
off the chalk boards for his project, then I can't really condone it. But, if
he works and helps improve the school/community/parish via a beautification
process (i.e. landscaping, planting trees, painting, etc...) that's ok. I
This brings about the crux of the problem. Who decides what is proper and what
is not? This brings out a controversy that can be avoided by just saying no
school required servive hours do not count. The BSA service hours coupled with
the school hours should not break or diminish a Scout in any way. He may
actually grow from the experience.
IMHO, Scouting service hours should be separate. It would cut down on judging
each service activity that a boy does to see if it qualifies. We (BSA) are only
requiring a a few hours( ok, more than just a few,but less than 25) of service.
This should not burden any scout. A suggestion is try to get the school to
accept BSA service hours.
Troop 67 ASM
Old Colony Council
My bother's the Eagle, I guess I'm just a turkey
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Subject: Double Counting Service Hours
Author: Murphy Peter <MurphyP@rnd3.indy.tce.com> at link_smtp
Date: 8/15/95 8:24 AM
Last night I attended the School Council meeting for our K - 8 Catholic
grade school. Our new principal outlined several changes being made.
One change is that all 7th graders will be required to perform 15 hours
of service projects during the year and 8th graders will be required to
perform 25 hours of service. This service can be to the school, the parish,
or to the community.
My question is should the service hours the boys in our Troop are required
to perform for Scouts be in addition to the service hours required by the
CM, Pack 125; Outdoors/Activities, Troop 125
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel, Indiana
Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City