Boy Scout Requirements
Peter E. Dente (peter155@BOULDERNEWS.INFI.NET)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 13:31:55 -0600
As our family gets ready to go into Boy Scouts, I have some questions.
It seems that several of the Tenderfoot Rank Requirements are exact
duplicates of activities which were completed in Cub Scouts.
3a. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
3b. Demonstrate how to tie two half hitches and the tautline hitch,
tell about their uses.
5. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the American Flag.
I understand that these requirements must be performed by those
individuals who may not have been Cub Scouts or who may not have done
those things as a Cub Scout. My questions are:
For those Cub Scouts who performed these activities as a Cub Scout and
have the written, signed off proof that they did so, is it necessary for
them to do it again?
On a broader level, can a scout, of any level, get credit for an
activity he has performed in the past or must the requirement be
performed or demonstrated within a certain period of time? Is so, what
is the acceptable time period? A good example is Cub Scout Arrow
Points. A scout received credit for building a crystal radio for the
Bear Arrow Points trail even though he built it a year and ahalf ago
while still working on his Wolf Badge. Was this acceptable or should he
have had to build a second crystal radio to get the credit?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City