John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 07:49:48 -0400
I arrived back in North Carolina on Sunday afternoon and have been unpacking
since. Last night I took a break and went to visit a meeting of my former
troop here in Burlington. I haven't yet decided if I want to go back to
them as an ASM or stay in the Commissioner Corps. I am leaning towards the
There is one boy in the troop that is very bright and ambitious. When I
left two years ago he had just crossed over and was excited when he heard I
was going to Chicago for he is a walking encyclopedia on the Chicago Cubs.
He's always moving, doing something, talking, to the point that I think
he's hyperactive ... if not medically then in the non-medical sense
of the word! <g> Shortly he will be going before the Board of Review for
Life. He also is eligible for election to the OA this year for the first
time (he may have trouble with one of the tests of the Ordeal.... <g>).
Last night he showed me and several of the other adults the requirements for
the Hornaday Award and said that he wants to earn it. He's already laying
out how and when he'll get the rest of the Merit Badges he needs to qualify
for the silver medal. Wow! Of course I encouraged him!
Incidentally, another Scout then said he might be interested, already having
most of the merit badges. Alas, he is already 17 so would not have the time
to earn it.
However, I have never known any Scout personally who has done this. We will
be contacting the council office today about this. If I remember correctly
from past discussions here he will need an adviser to help him through this.
Can anyone give me (and/or the list) advice on how to go about this? What
is the process for working with a boy who wants to earn this award? What do
we need to do? Is there any standard literature for this?
Unless there are objections, I may collect the responses and place them on a
now in Burlington, NC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City