Re: Boy Scout Requirements
John Durbetaki (JohnDurbetaki@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 23:16:05 -0700
Peter E. Dente wrote:
>It seems that several of the Tenderfoot Rank Requirements are exact
>duplicates of activities which were completed in Cub Scouts.
> <snip> is it necessary for them to do it again?
Yes. It does not matter how much "proof" that they did something in a
past life (as a Cub), before the requirement gets signed off, they must
demonstrate that they can perform the requirement. So, out comes the
rope and they can show me. I have seen an attitude of "I already did
this, why do I have to do it again?" My response is simple: If you know
it, then we move on quickly and you can show the others just how easy it
is. If you haven't quite got the skill, then we'll work on it. These
skills are useful. Useful in real life. There is no harm demonstrating
that they know it.
>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?
> <snip Cub Scout Wolf/Bear example>
If you use a project for credit for one item, you can't use it for
another level. They should work on something new. The boy is a year
older, has more experience (hopefully), has more coordination
(hopefully), has more knowledge (hopefully) and should go for something
more challenging than they did when they were younger. The program is
designed to give boys an opportunity to explore many areas. So, even if
there is an achievement or an elective that reads very close to the same
for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos, at each level the Scout is to demonstrate
his capability at that achievement or elective.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City