Re: BB belt loop
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 17:00:55 -0600
At 08:54 PM 7/2/96 EDT, you wrote:
>Searching for the wisdom of the list . . .
>There has been some discussion in our pack about how a cub scout can earn
>Our prior committee chairman says the only way to earn this is at a
>nsored event, such as day camp or pack/district overnight.
>I look at this a pay to get your award type of deal.
>I have a child in my den who can not attend these functions,
>I am certified as a shooting skills instructor, if the child can demonstrate to
>me that he can shoot a BB gun, show me the that he knows the rules of
>n I award him the BB belt loop?
Sorry, I don't have the Pack's copy of the BB Gun Sports booklet (out on
loan), so I can't quote chapter and verse; however, it is my understanding
that the BB Gun beltloop must be awarded by a *BSA CERTIFIED SHOOTING SPORTS
INSTRUCTOR*, not necessarily at a District/Council event. So, if you are
currently certified by BSA and actually work with the boy to meet the
requirements (not take the parents' word for it), IMO you may award him the
beltloop. Furthermore, once the Beltloop has been earned, the Sports Pin can
be earned by the boy with his parents, a certified instructor needn't be
involved satisfying the requirements for the pin.
I think it is too bad that economics need to prevent this boy from attending
the District Day Camps / overnights. I would look into Camperships from the
Council. Our Pack also allows the Cubs to earn credit toward camps during
our fund-raisers. If the boy isn't going on the Outings, he isn't getting
the most he could out of Scouting.
Yours in Scouting,
Jim Peterson /\
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin ("\/")
Advancement Chair, Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin ~''~
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