Re: SM Conf / BoR
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 14:46:55 -0400
On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Scott Drown wrote:
> John Peschken wrote:
> What the Advancement Chair has done is to meet with the Scouts in question,
> explain what happened, and work out with them what was not finished and
> leave them with a partial. I don't think an option is to award something
> that clearly was not earned. What kind of lesson does that teach a Scout?
If, however, we _encourage_ a Scout to say "the MB Counselor was crummy,
and I didn't *really* EARN this badge" have we not set him up as
knowing more than the alleged teacher? Is this something we want to do?
One of the MBs I Counsel has a requirement that the Scout write a letter
asking for information. It DOES NOT say "obtain information from..." it
says "Write a letter". I have had Scouts who would not tell me they had
written the letter because they had not received a reply.
Unless you personally know the MB Counselor and know (s)he's unreliable
and dishonest, I'd think taking his/her word for whether the Scout did
what was required would be automatic.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City