Re: Advancement Cards
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 08:43:36 -0400
Michael Bowman wrote:
>When you have a dozen cards, it doesn't seem so bad. But as you succeed
>in getting a Pack really going and the number mounts to over a hundred
>cards a month, I can understand the feeling of tedium as you sign and
>fill in the cards. There really is no other way. When I did this I ...
At camp this summer, some leaders were upset that they were simply given the
blank cards instead of the typed ones they had received in years past. The
reason for this change was a merger and a large increase in the number of
boys at camp.
I since had a brainstorm that was not put into action yet. Maybe someone
could work out the logistics.
Given the computer technology and clip art available, I would think it
possible to print cards on a computer using some sort of database software.
The print would be directed in some sort of "form" format that would look
like the appropriate award card. Then all that would be needed would be the
signature of the Akela/Cubmaster/Scoutmaster. It might be possible to get
perforated pages where the perforations are set up to create cards of the
The advantage to this at summer camp was that we had entered the pertinent
information into a computer on Sunday. It would have then been very simple
to flag those badges completed and print cards.
Just a thought...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City