Re: Double Counting Service Hours...
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 08:30:54 CST
There has been a lot of good discussions on this subject. A good one
from Michael F. Bowman,
"When a Scoutmaster is asked by a Scout to count service at school,
church or elsewhere in the community, the only inquiries should be
how much the Scout put into to the effort, how much he learned, and
how much he has grown by the experience."
I would like to add that on any service project it is important that
he seeks approval from the Scoutmaster before the project has been
started. Secondly the Scout(s) should know, who is the benefiting
organization they are going to do the project for, what is their
purpose in the community, and how will the completion of the project
benefit them and/or the community?
It's a small point but if these questions are discussed before the
project starts, each Scout can reflect on why it is important they
conduct the project well and it may just add to his "character
Rick Covington, ASM
T713 / P874
Circle Ten Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City