Re: Cub Scout Advancement
Jim Miller Sr. (JJMSR@AOL.COM)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 15:21:35 -0500
In a message dated 95-10-31 11:43:21 EST, Sandalfoot@AOL.COM (Steve
regarding cub ranks
>My question to the Scouts-L group is:
>1) Do we award the rank now?
>2) Award the rank with the rest of his Den in order to foster team spirit?
IMHO holding off on awarding rank to foster team spirit is a perversion of
the system. The scouting program a la USA is balanced between group
activities (with the den or patrol) and individual achievements. The
advancement system is the basis for the development of the individual not the
group. Holding up the awarding of the wolf badge is like keeping back the
whole class until the slowest student has learned all the material. It's not
too good for group moral or for developing individual initiative.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City