Re: Troop Leadership Requirement
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 2 Oct 1996 12:44:02 -0500
Ben Parker quoted and 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
>for Life/Eagle. This is because of the unwritten but well recognized
>rule that one single activity should not count for passing multiple
>requirements. 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.
This is not completely correct.
When it comes to advancement, there are NO unwritten rules, ie. additions to
the requirements. One is held to the requirements as written. No more.
No less. Period.
If a Scout is appointed to a year's term as den chief and is a first class
Scout in four months he has fulfilled that requirement for Star.
Now if he then advances to Star, after six more months *in this same term in
this same position* he will have fulfilled the leadership requirement for
It seems, as a Commissioner, I may have to deal with this very issue soon in
one of my units which seems to be taking the position that you must start a
new term or advance to a new position -- sometimes several months after
earning the previous rank -- before you can start counting leadership
towards the next rank. This is not correct.
Besides that problem,
>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
This is not incorrect.
John Pannell, Unit Commissioner
Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92, working ticket)
but will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City