Re: beltloops and budgets revisited
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 10:23:41 -0500
On Wed, 20 Nov 1996, Bob Knudson wrote:
> I think its pretty common for cub scouts to be awarded belt loops (and
> pins) for participation in non-scout community sports teams. Is it not
> consistent then to award belt loops (and pins) for routine academic
> topics that the kids experience in school, such as math and geography?
> (rhetorical question). I'd be interested in learning other pack's
> experiences and policies on dealing with the academic loops and pins...
> Bob Knudson, CM, Pack 528
> Sierra Elementary School
> Arvada, CO
So would I. I've been trying to slowly incorporate the Academic books
into my Den Meetings but am finding it very hard. Sports is fairly cut
and dry, participation, learn the rules, keep track of time if they want
to earn the pin. But Academics, as far as the belt loop goes, is
pretty gray. I have read every single one of the 8 books. For the pin
the requirements are set out but the belt loops are what I'm having
trouble with. Council and at PowWow I was told to "use my own good
judgement". (gasp) I guess I should take that as a compliment?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City