Re: Boy Scout Requirements
Chuck May (cmay01@INTERSERV.COM)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 16:16:06 -0400
> 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?
The short answer to your first requirements is "Yes".
At one time, the Arrow of Light requirements could be used to satisfy the
applicable Scout and Tenderfoot requirements, at the Scoutmaster's
discretion, as was specifically stated in the Scout Handbook. However, the
SM always had the discretion to re-test if he felt it necessary.
When the "new" rank requirements (i.e. abolishing skill awards, allowing
Tenderfoot through 1st Class requirements to be worked on in parallel vs.
in series, etc) were put in place about 8 years ago, that provision was
removed. Therefore, if the requirements says "Demonstrate", it must be
demonstrated for the person doing the signing off. On the other hand,
having already learned how to whip a rope, etc., a former Webelos should
have no trouble demonstrating these skills for his new Scoutmaster. If he
does have trouble, he needs to practice a bit, as he didn't learn or
practice them thoroughly enough as a Webelos.
> 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?
I don't believe there's any provision for that. Bear Arrow Points are
supposed to be earned while a Bear. I might make an exception for an
activity which occurred just before the transition and which would be
difficult to re-do, but generally I would expect them to be earned in
connection with the proper badge, unless specifically allowed in the
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