Re: Policy Question re: Delaying Advancement
Gary Nach (gnach@SISNA.COM)
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 10:15:57 -0700
GG Jenner wrote:
> If you have a boy who "lives" for Scouting
> - wears uniform or scout t-shirt to school every day
> (if mom doesn't make him change)
> - recruits people from school to be MB counselors
> - volunteers to help at school, for Girl Scout events, for service
> projects, anywhere he thinks he might be useful!
> - never misses a meeting or campout (makes own arangements to get there)
> - prefered reading materials are scout handbook, fieldbook, Boys Life,
> MB books, requirements book, Scouting Magazine, etc.
> BUT at present rate will ONLY BE 12 when he completes requirements for
> Eagle rank.
> Our district HAD a policy of not accepting anyone under age 14 for Eagle
> Candidate (until BSA overruled them). Now SM says that he will not allow a
> 13 year old to become Eagle as they would lack the maturity and camping
> experience required to be an Eagle.
Carefully wrap that boy up and send him UPS C.O.D. I'll take him and
five more like him. Please let the SM know that exchange replacements
are more "mature", self centered, unable to assume responsibility for
themselves and unwilling to take leadership. Each is fully equipped with
more excuses and complains than standard models, but fully backed up by
the parental units as being functional and "good" models if you just
understand them and prod them gently.
Please call ASAP to arrange delivery.
Yours In Scouting
With Tongue Firmly In Cheek,
SM T319 La Mesa, Ca
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City