Re: MBs, Hats, & Summer Camp
Norman J. MacLeod (gaelwolf@MARLIN.SSNET.COM)
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 06:12:55 EDT
When a DE is arrogant enough to claim he can change the requirementts for a
merit badge, it is time for him or her to have a heart-to-heart with senior
Council leadersihp - both paid and volunteer. An attitude check and paradigm
shift are both indicated. The requirements are standards that are intended
to even the playing field between Scouts. When they are compromised to this
extent (so that a Scout can "earn" the Family Life badge during a week of
summer camp, and without interacting with the family?!?!?), the badge become
"cheaper" than intended.
If this DE will do this as a Camp Director, what other rules-beinding is he
or she doing? Can the DE realistically be trusted by the people who own the
programme (the Scouts) or by the DE'S supervisors? I wouldn't wish to go out
on a limb for this type of indiivdual...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City