Re: Scout spirit sign-off
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 09:50:27 -0500
Rusty Taylor asks:
>> is it permissible for the patrol leader and Senior Patrol leader to sign
off for a boy in their unit for the Scout Spirit part of the advancement
It is up to the SM to decide who in the unit has authority to sign off a
scout for any advancement requirement. It's the SM's job to make sure that
requirements are met; if he is comfortable with the youth leadership doing
this, that's ok according to policy. However, once he does this, he can't
go back and "un-sign" off something that has been previously passed.
IMHO, the "scout spirit in your daily life" requirement should only be
signed off by the scoutmaster. Also, the SM should reserve for himself the
"serve actively in a leadership position" and "be an active member"
requirements. He should not wait for the SM conference to sign these off:
he should keep track of these things and sign them off as soon as the
requirement is met. Everyone should note that National's position is that
a scout meets the "active member" requirement by being on the charter for
the required time period at his current rank, and the "leadership position"
requirement is met if he "holds the position" for the required period of
time. Although I don't agree with this, I support National's position
within the District.
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.12.2
District Advancement Chair
Scoutmaster, Jamboree Troop 530
I used to be an Owl
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City