hilding holroyd (hilding@BLUESTONE.COM)
Tue, 13 May 1997 10:16:30 -0400
What some Scouts have done in a local troop is to laminate their
Totin'Chip and Fireman Chit cards. This makes is a bit tough to rip
off a corner.
Frankly, I do not like this practice, anyway. I realize that it is a
tradition, but that does not mean it is proper. Let's just revoke the card
and ask the Scout to re-earn it. The Scouts know when they have "violated"
the rules. I would devise something else for minor infractions (they
passed a woods tool the wrong way, cuts due to a small mistake, etc.).
When I cut my hand (working on some Wood Badge stuff), my card was not
cut or revoked. It was not necessary. The 10 stiches at the base of
my left thumb is enough of a reminder that we all need to be careful.
And I always use that scar as a reminder to the Scouts that accidents
Hilding W. Holroyd Troop & District Advancement Chairman
Jackson, NJ BSA Troop 250, Lakewood, NJ
Eagle Class '68 Jersey Shore Council
Wood Badge: Japeechen Lodge (Brotherhood)
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