Re: Troop Leadership Requirement
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@NYC.PIPELINE.COM)
Wed, 2 Oct 1996 13:26:03 GMT
On Oct 02, 1996 00:06:00, 'Ben Parker <bparker@INTERACCESS.COM>' wrote:
>On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Stephen M. Stoffel wrote:
>> ... said that Den Chief could not be used to fill the requirement for
>> Life or Eagle if it was used for Star.
>Well, the one term as Den Chief, if used for Star, could not be used again
First of all, what is a "term" as Den Chief? Six months, a year? Does he
have to stop being a Den Chief and then come back later for it to be a new
>This is because of the unwritten but well recognized rule that one single
>activity should not count for passing multiple requirements.
Well, I think in advancement, by definition, if it isn't written, it isn't
a rule, no matter how "well recognized" it may appear to be. So, where
does it say that the same action by a Scout can't be used to satisfy
multiple requirements? If two different merit badges require a Scout to
feed the fish in a hatchery, for example, why does he have to do it twice
to meet both requirements? What does he gain by doing it the second time?
Are you saying that the nights camped for first and second class can't
count towards camping merit badge, or OA eligibility? I don't think so.
If he does it, and it meets the requirement, it can count.
>But a new term as Den Chief while working toward Life or Eagle could
>certainly count as a new activity done at the new level.
A boy becomes a den chief in September 1, at the same time as his FC board.
He remains a dc through August. He counts September-December as his
leadership for Star. He has his Star board on January 1. Are you saying
he can't count January-June as his leadership for Life? He certainly can.
He can't count September-December, not because he counted it for Star, but
because the requirement for Life says "While a Star Scout."
Let's not go out of our way to invent new rules to make it more difficult
for our Scouts to achieve.
>So yes, 3 terms service as a Den Chief could satisfy the requirement at
>all 3 ranks, although as a leader I would rather see the boy in some other
>leadership position such as PL or ASPL or SPL for at least one of those
I agree that I would rather see diversified leadership, but that was not
Bruce E. Cobern
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