Re: Service Project Policy? (Was Re: A Couple of Questions)
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 09:26:00 -0400
At 02:46 PM 6/22/97 -0500, "settummanque, or blackeagle (Mike Walton)"
>The service to help run the annual Pinewood Derby wouldn't, to *me*,
>Steve...because it assists the BSA. In *my* thinking, service projects
>should benefit those OUTSIDE of the Boy Scouts of America's sphere. It is a
>way in which we can promote the idea that the BSA does CARE about others
>outside of our own; and it gets the BSA and your unit out into the open, to
>the public, where they can SEE FIRSTHAND what the BSA and your unit in
>particular, is doing for the community and for the development of youth.
While I agree that Mike's preference to assist the community, rather
than scouting, is likely the preferable format of a service project for
the ranks, there is no restriction that I find in BSA policy limiting such
service to community benefit. We have always allowed projects which
benefit scouting for the ranks (naturally excuding Eagle), But have always
encouraged Scouts to perform service for the community at large!
Jeff L. Glaze, Vice-Chairman
Northeast District Advancement Committee
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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