Re: Unwritten rule...NOPE it's written
Matt Harline (harline@GSLXSRV1.ROSE.HP.COM)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:06:53 PDT
>On Thu, 3 Oct 1996, Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
>> >Remember our goal please -- the growth of the youth and adults in our
>> >program. What growth is accomplished by 'double' or 'triple' counting?
>> What's accomplished by having them do the SAME thing TWICE or three times?
>that's easy, Bruce: it prepares them for life as an adult in a bureaucracy.
>Paul H. Brown, WB 82-66
>Roundtable Commissioner, George Washington District, NCAC
Besides, we already have them do several things two, three, or more times.
Several of the First Aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second, and First
Class as well as First Aid merit badge are repeated in various other
For some boys, doing the same job twice may be appropriate. Others would
benefit from having various different jobs. I would be concerned if we
appointed a First Class scout to be a Den Chief, then after 4 months, when
he became a Star Scout he had to abandon the Den Leader so he could take
on a different position of responsibility so it would count for his Life
rank. Just as you don't want turn over in your adult leadership after only
4 months on a job, the Den Leader doesn't want to build a working
relationship with a new Den Chief every four to six months.
The bottom line is, you gotta look at each situation and do what is best
for the boy and the position he is filling.
Scoutmaster Troop 358 Citrus Heights, CA
Pony Express District / Golden Empire Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City