Re: Of course a Scout can fail...
Dave Hills (Adcdave@AOL.COM)
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 12:30:08 -0400
In a message dated 97-06-20 06:37:24 EDT, Tom Petrik wrote:
>Realistically the SM pulls him out of the cycle at the conference and says
>"you're not quite ready, try in a week or two".
I agree, however, if the Scoutmaster fails to do his job, the committee
should realize that part of their job is to check on the Scoutmaster and his
policies. If a Scout "fails" under these circumstances it is a joint failure
of the scout and his leaders, and it does happen.
If it is an Eagle Boiard of Review, one reason that there is a district
representative there is to check up on the troop, and make certain that they
follow the rules of the BSA. I have also heard of failure at this point.
In one case I was told that an Eagle candidate was asked what he thought of
hazing, and he answered that it was great fun to haze the younger scouts.
When asked what he told the younger scouts that he embarassed by these
actions, he admitted that they did not like it, but he told them they could
get even by passing it on to the next group. The Eagle Board unanimously
failed the boy, and told him and his Scoutmaster that the boy needed a major
change in attitude before they would change their minds. (The district
advancement representative told me that he was very worried by the boy's
answers, and how he was going to tell the troop committee members the boy had
failed. He was gratified that they all agreed with him before he even tried
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City