Re: [Fwd: Policy Question re: Delaying Advancement]
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 06:34:10 -0400
I think that an SM is within his rights to not sign off a rank
advancement for lack of scout spirit, if he can directly tie it to
violations of the scout law. Otherwise, he's on thin ice.
As for not doing what is expected when filling a leadership position, the
requirement doesn't say that the position has to be filled to the SM's
standards, or that the scout has to do a good job in the position. It
just says that the position has to be held for the required time period.
If someone isn't performing, its up to the appointing authority to
replace him. Not to force him to do it again. Once the time period has
been served, the scout has passed that rank requirement.
Remember the "No more. No less." standard. If you try to enforce
something more, and the scout appeals, you will lose.
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Pack CC
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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