Re: ACTIVE, PART2
Godbout, Marc (GodboutM@ANDOVERCONTROLS.COM)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 09:35:22 -0500
I think what you've been doing is the right way to do it. I realize
that we all lead busy lives, but I feel advancement should be earned.
While he was at baseball, he was not leading his patrol, so how could he
possibly be earning his advancement? Once he gets to Life, nobody will
"cut him some slack" on his Eagle project. I would, though, let him
know before he makes his decision to play baseball that the time spent
at there will not be counted towards advancement.
SM Troop 98
ASM Troop 412
>From: LINDA K CLOSSEN[SMTP:ZXRA59A@PRODIGY.COM]
>Sent: Thursday, February 27, 1997 7:20 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
>Subject: ACTIVE, PART2
>OK, Scouters, I am getting close to understanding" active".
>Give me one last question and I hope I can lay this to rest.
>Sam Scout is the PL of his patrol. He needs 6 months of active
>leadership and active participation in the troop or patrol to fulfill
>his obligations. For 3 months of the 6 months he is doing his PL job
>and for 3 months he is gone playing baseball. Do I count both the
>baseball and leadership as his six months, even though he was not at
>the meetings? Do I count the three months he is active in the troop
>and make him do three more? I am sorry, I never knew that I was so
>Help me, Help me!
>I know what I have been doing. I think I may have been doing it
>wrong according to what I am reading. I would make him serve another
>three months. He made the choice to leave and play ball. What I am
>reading is that we all have a busy life and cut him some slack. I
>guess I wonder, what is the point of asking him to serve the "active"
>time and then not making him do it.
>Still confused, and....
>Yours in Scouting,
>Scoutmaster, Linda K. Clossen
>Gerald R. Ford Council
>Grand Rapids, Michigan
>...I used to be sane...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City