Insignia and Regulations..
J. Hugh Sullivan (sullivan@NETAM.NET)
Sun, 3 Mar 1996 08:41:20 -0600
>Every effort must be made to follow the requirements as stated. But leaders
>and counselors must have an open mind to determine if a child can physically
>and mentally meet those requirements and they must adjust the requirements
>Gregory F. Smith email@example.com WWW Anatschiton
Back in 1941 I was too fat to run the 100 yd. dash in the required time for
Athletics MB (it or Physical Fitness was required). I trained for almost two
years to obtain an acceptable time - lost 30 pounds and cut 4 seconds.
Speaking for myself only, my acceptance of the badge for a lesser
performance would have been without honor.
There are official means of SUBSTITUTING, not omitting, requirements for
handicapped scouts. If the time comes when leaders and counselors can
unilaterally determine to alter requirements, the time will have come to
have levels of rank; both are undesirable.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City