Re: Consistancy (Was Re: Policy Question re: Delaying Advancement)
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:13:45 -0400
On Tue, 22 Jul 1997, settummanque, or blackeagle (Mike Walton) wrote:
> Cheryl missed another staff meeting. *grinning* (you get that done to you
> too, huh??)...:
Sigh. Nobody ever tells me anything ... <G>
Everyone has been most civil in pointing out that I'm behind the times.
I DO appreciate that.
> >Unless I've missed another staff meeting (and, yeah, OK, I've been kinda
> >frazzled) aren't there still 5 ranks, each requiring 6-months in-rank
> >for advancement?
> Nope. There are TEN advancement steps but only SIX ranks. The Scout
> Badge is NOT a rank; its a recognition of meeting the joining requirements.
Not that it matters, in context, but I wasn't counting Eagle, I was
counting 5 to Eagle.
> Add on top of this, Cheryl, what we've been talking about: the lack of
> consistancy between merit badge counsellors, leaders that are ambitious and
> wanting to "get that Eagle credit", and parents simply wanting the kid to
> "earn that badge" (read this as "get that badge") and you can see how
> fast some Scouts become Eagle Scouts.
This is indeed a constant problem. All of them.
The one hurry-up case I'd advocate is: get the Eagle BEFORE you fill out
college applications. That means by the summer of the year between
Junior and Senior in High School. Why? Because too many colleges these
days have 1 Nov application deadlines and most have 1 Jan deadlines.
When you and I were applying, we had until 1 May in most cases.
> CONSISTANCY means that the requirements are met as they are written in the
> CONSISTANCY means that we apply the age-old application of learning to what
> CONSISTANCY also means that we as "committeemembers" stop trying to play
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City