Re: American Heritage award: What would you do?
Rhonda L. Medlicott (r.medlicott@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 10:39:17 PST
I can see what a terrible spot you are in because this parent is your
friend. We had a similar problem with qualifying boys for bobcat. We
were encouraging all boys to complete at the same time the requirements.
Like you the parents were informed of the requirements and the time
line. When it was only one week away we had two boys that did not look
like they were going to make it. One was just not ready and one had
been very ill. The one who was not ready was not because he was not
receiving the help he needed at home. Probably no fault of his own. We
still took the position that he had to complete all the requirements to
advance with the group. I have reminded parent several times, we do our
best to help, but they and their boy are ultimately responsible for the
advancement of that boy. The second scout(who had been sick) was
allowed to advance even though he was a little foggy on a few of the
requirements. He had met the major ones and we felt he truely did his
best to finish with his friends. By the way both boys made it. If you
do not feel that the scout truely did his best don't give him the
reward. You are not doing him any favors by letting him fudge on
something. That is not a very good lesson to learn.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City