Re: Silver Beaver
Mike Pitre (mpitre@WORLDLINK.CA)
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 00:03:57 -0400
I'm not familiar with this particular award, but it sounds like one of the
"exceptional service" types. I would suggest that any award could be well
written up if you ask yourself the following questions:
1. What has this person done that sets him above the ordinary Scouter?
(Remembering, of course, that there is no such thing as an ordinary Scouter)
2. How has this person's work directly benefitted the boys? (In Canada we
have to say "youth", but nevermind.)
3. How has this person's work contributed to the quality of Scouting? Has
the organization been revitalized through his efforts? Have crises been
avoided? Is he used as a role model by other leaders? the boys?
Don't forget, the point of writing up someone for these kind of awards, is
so that the committee or panel or whatever, who reviews the nomination, has
to understand who this person is...and why he deserves to be awarded the
Silver Beaver, and not some other award, if at all. Tell it like it is, and
make it easy to read.
Sounds simple, doesn't it? :-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City