Blaine A. Jackson (blainej@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 21:18:32 -0500
I need some advice from the group. I have a scout who will turn 18 on
6/10. He has told me for several months that he lacked only 2 MB and his
project. The advancement chairman has confirmed this.
He has told me that he was working on the MB's and was almost done. He
has completed his project except for about 1 hour's work.
After the troop meeting tonight I signed off on one of the MB cards that
showed it was complete. A little while later the advancement chairman
came to me and said that there was a problem. The scout's Personal
Management couselor was there, and the two of them had been going over
the requirements with him.
The MB counselor tells me that the scout has not met the requirements of
the first 2 sentences of requirement number 5. The scout is somewhat
confused, but it appears that to some extent he thought that he had met
this requirement when he made the budget required in number 2. Whatever
the explanation, it is clear that the scout is significantly at fault for
a number of reasons, including not completing the MB work much sooner.
The MB counselor says that he will not accept anything less than the
requirement as written, unless he receives directions from someone with
authority. (I assume that this means more authority that the SM.)
The scout tells me that he and his father have been working on a special
budget for him to buy a computer for the last 4 months, planning how to
save the money out of his paychecks, etc. He wants to know if this will
meet the requirement.
Blaine Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org
SM T-450, 1st SA Jambo T-1807
An extinguished Bodacious Bobwhite
A Proud Razorback & an Eagle farmer
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