Re: Arrow Of Light
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 15:18:50 -0500
>After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a
>talk with your Webelos leader, arrange to visit, with your parent of
>guardian, a meeting of a Boy Scout troop you think you might like to join.
>Talk to the Scoutmaster. Then get an "Application to Become a Boy Scout,"
>fill it out, and have your parent or guardian sign it. Show it to your
>Webelos leader and talk about your interest in becoming a Boy Scout.
>It seems pretty clear to me that in order for a boy to earn his Arrow of
>Light he has to make the commitment to become a Boy Scout. If we don't
We must hold a Scout (or Cub or WEBELOS Scout) to the requirements exactly
as written. The requirement you quoted says (to paraphrase):
Get the application.
Visit the Troop.
Have parent/guardian sign it.
Show it to WEBELOS leader.
Talk with him about interest in becoming a B.S.
It does not say join the Boy Scouts. It does not say turn in the
application to *anyone*. The horse is being lead to the water, that's all
(to use a cliche).
We cannot then impose an additional requirement by actually having him join
John Pannell, Assistant District Commissioner
Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92) but will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City