Re: Arrow of Light Record
J/C Porter (jcporter@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 16:17:28 -0600
Mark R. Vereb wrote:
I think it might make more of an impression if I
> could show them that, even though this is my first year as CM, I
> can wear a knot because of something I did two and a half decades
> ago (it will be the only one I can wear right now). Problem is, I
> don't want to wear it unless I can prove I earned it (I'm ALMOST
yes, I even called Mom but (can you
> imagine this?) she had other things to worry about besides whether
> I earned the Arrow of Light award.
Jeez, you weren't the center of her universe? What kind of mom is
she...one with a life or something? <VBG>
I think you are really on to a good idea here, even if you can't confirm
getting the award. I'd say go ahead and buy the knot. You don't have
to sew it on, just show it to the boys. Make the "gee, I can't confirm
getting this award because I can't find my records" part of the
presentation. Tell them that you hope to find out, but it will take some
paperwork and phone calls to do so. The boys will probably start
watching for the knot to appear on your shirt!
Waiting for it may make more of an impression than it already being on
your shirt. You can also make the point to them that _they_ need to
keep up with their awards and paperwork, not Mom or Dad or Aunt Agnes.
There are two times when they will want to trot out their own old stuff.
The first time is at their Eagle Court of Honor (always selling!!). The
second time is when they show it to their own Cub/Boy Scout or Girl
I think you have an excellent ceremony in the works here. I would be
interested in reading the finished product. Will you share?
> Any advice would be appreciated....
Oh goodie. Here's some more.
Brush three times a day. Drink eight glasses of water a day. Look
before you back up. When you wear shorts, wear socks that match.
Shall I go on? ;)
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