Re: Beltloop Requirements
Mike Hewitt (mhewitt@PRIMENET.COM)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 13:16:12 -0700
At 01:39 AM 7/18/96 -0500, you wrote:
>One point seems to be lost in this exhaustive discussion of beltloops
>To earn any beltloop, the Scout must "do his best" to read &
>understand the book covering the beltloop. Without reading the book,
>the boy doesn't earn the beltloop.
Actually, the b/l requirement reads something like this:
"I earned my belt loop by doing my best to learn about
the things in this book
by putting the art techniques to practice in my den or
pack or im by community or as an individual
Cub Scout working with an adult."
This is quoted from the Cub Scout Academics Art book.
Most of the activity books read likewise. Literally, the scout
does not have to read the book to complete the requirements,
as long as an adult helps him 'do his best' while learning
about the subject.
I interpret this as I can teach the scouts about the subject,
have them complete the requirements, and as long as they
did their best, they can be awarded the b/l.
No reading (usually) required.
Jr. Webelos Den Leader
Pack 429, Cochise District, Catalina Council
Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85613
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City