Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 17 Jul 1996 to 18 Jul 1996
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@ATHENET.NET)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 14:00:43 +0000
I would think you would do well to adhere to BSA policy a little bit
Marie E. Lackore
Bay-Lakes Council #635
jacobi.PARC@XEROX.COM <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU> 19 Jul 96 12:48
> >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
> I find the books useless for the boys. The books on particular activities
> are however a very good help for a leader or parent when organizing
> an activity.
> (The sports and academics leader book is useless for leaders and I don't
> know for whom that book might be of any use)
> In general cubs are excpected to do their best, but I do not require this
> to award belt loops. I award belt loops for just trying and following
> the real rules of the sport. Reading and strict requirements go for pins.
> I find loops sometimes excessive but have not the manpower to keep
> track which boy earned what beltloop. I ask the boys just on their
> honor to pick up loops only if they don't already have one. I never
> check. If anybody worries about the finances, the awards chair for
> the pack can use an assistant or successor.
> >Most Tigers ...that's a very logical reason that they aren't allowed to
> Not in Pack 6: they meet our requirements, they get the loop.
> My pack pays for all belt loops. When it gets overboard we will
> have to change policy or charge more.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City