Re: [Fwd: Policy Question re: Delaying Advancement]
Woltz, Alfred H. (ahwoltz@CBDCOM-EMH1.APGEA.ARMY.MIL)
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 15:29:23 -0400
I'm not sure I agree with you on this one. The standard is that a
youth "While a Life Scout, serve actively for 6 months in one or more of
the following troop positions of responsibility...." The optimum words
are "serve actively" not simply occupy a position. When a young man is
either elected or appointed to a leadership position, the scoutmaster,
or his designated ASM, should ensure that the youth fully understands
what is expected from him regarding successful completion of his duties.
I judge "serving actively" as successful completion.
From: Paul H. Brown[SMTP:phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG]
Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 2:18 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Policy Question re: Delaying
My point is that the minimum standard, the only standard on the
books, is that the scout occupy the required position for the required
period of time. If you don't like the way he's doing the job, then
replace him. (That is, if you appointed him. If not, have the
appointing authority replace him.) BUT, once's he's held the position,
he's entitled to check off that rank advancement requirement. If you
say "No," and he appeals, you'll lose.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City