Re: Common Sense
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Sat, 20 Jul 1996 20:11:25 -0700
At 06:35 AM 7/20/96, Roger Claff wrote:
>PLEASE - let's have some sanity in interpreting the Sports and Academics
> program, and let's not pursue silly "rules" just because someone at
> National said so in a booklet.
This plea may be compared to the "sanity check" clause of the U.S. Navy's
Naval Air Training and Operational Procedures Standardization (NATOPS).
The NATOPS is "the naval aviators' Bible". The "sanity check" clause
of the NATOPS states:
"The NATOPS shall be adhered to in all respects. Nevertheless, blind
adherence to the NATOPS shall not replace the exercise of good judgement."
The last time I looked, "do your best" is the standard in Cub Scouting.
The decision in re whether or not a Cub Scout has done his best is left
to his Akela for that activity. Akela may be a parent, den leader, et al.
This is age appropriate. The BSA chooses to wait until a boy has entered
a Boy Scout troop before promulgating advancement standards that must be
adhered to in such a manner as to please anal retentive Scouters and parents.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Woodbadge 416-18
Ventura County Council Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
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