Re: The Scout Police
James A. Sheckels (JASHECKELS@AOL.COM)
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 23:54:07 -0500
I was just reading Bruce Cobern's 3 Nov post about the lack of Scout police
(in his comments on the Leadership Corps).
Excellent post. Read it with interest.
Got me to thinking about some responses I read through the weeks....
I'm known for quoting the guides and policy books to answer folks' questions,
(not just here on the list, but in the snail world too!) but I also fully
believe that Scouting IS NOT an exact science. I simply believe that you must
know all the rules, policies and guidance in order to make an informed
decision. And I always point out to the "hardliners" that when the policy
says "should", "may", "encouraged to" it means just that - no stone writing
there! But when it says "will" and "will not" (as in local councils and
units will not change advancement requirements without approval of national
or beds of trucks will not be used to transport people) ) then that is what
Gets back to my post (was it last week or week before?) where I said if it is
safe, moral, ethical and legal, you will be okay 98 percent of the time --
the other 2 percent requires that book quoting knowledge! :-)
Well, just wanted to get that said. Thanks for listening (or were you
YIS Jim Sheckels I used to be a Bobwhite....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City