Re: Arrow of Light Record
Robert Gerhard (ZonieCat@AOL.COM)
Thu, 20 Feb 1997 12:30:30 -0500
In a message dated 97-02-20 12:08:27 EST, Cathy Porter writes:
<< 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. >>
It occurs to me that this will also show them how important it is to YOU!
You actually *want* to wear the knot! Two decades later, you still take
pride in having achieved what they're achieving now!
If you have many Scouters and/or former Scouts in attendance, ask everyone
who earned the AOL to stand. If they're uniformed, point out the knot on
their uniforms, also. Not only does that make an impact on the Scouts, but
it shines a spotlight on those in the audience, too, and shows that there is
a long and important history behind the AOL. (I know that when our Webelos
received theirs, I was happily surprised to be asked to stand up and the
visiting SM doing the honors pointed out the knot on my uniform. It reminded
me again of how special that award is.)
Ft. Worth, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City