Re: Troop neckerchieves
Fri, 5 Jul 1996 10:32:01 -0400
From: RE: Troop neckerchieves
On Wed, 3 Jul 1996, Settummanque, the blackeagle (MAJ) Mike L. Walton wrote:
> This "practice" still continues in many Troops to this day, because of the
> strong tradition that many Troops have. Only now, the "full membership"
> has been pulled back to First Class because of the relative ease that it now
> takes to earn Tenderfoot, Second and First Class (unlike in the past, a
> Scout can work on ALL THREE ADVANCEMENTS SIMOTANENOUSLY)
> and earn First Class within a four-month period. In our past, four months
> would barely get you past Second Class if you didn't have problems with
> the knots and map and compass requirements!
First Class in four months? I realize the rank requirements are easier but
that would have to be an awful busy troop to fulfill the requirement for
ten outside activities in four months. My son squeezed his in in eight
months but only because he participated in everything the troop did during
that time -- seven campouts, two merit badge clinics and a service
project. And that's the troop record.
Michael Kauffmann email@example.com
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