Re: Requirement Approval
Berk Moss (mossfam@TELEPORT.COM)
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 19:16:37 -0700
On Tue, 5 Aug 1997 09:12:40 -0500
"Rick L. Covington" <RCOVINGT@CCMAIL.DSCCC.COM> Wrote:
RC> My first question for the group is;
RC> It is the current practice of the troop to have the Patrol Leader
RC> sign off the requirements in the scout's handbook. What do other
RC> troops do?
RC> I have always practiced that the adult advisor (ASM) of the
RC> patrol signed off the requirements.
My troop allows boys to sign for ranks two below their own. So "Scout"
requirements can be signed by a Second Class scout, "Tenderfoot" signed by
a First Class and so on. I know there is potential for abuse, but we've
never had a problem. Second Class scouts take the work with our brand new
boys very seriously as do First Class signing for Tenderfoot. One advantage
is that the patrol sees advancement of partol members as one of the
patrol's jobs. We emphasize that meeting requirements is important. (Don't
sign for first aid skills unless you are willing to depend on this guy in
the woods!) The various ASMs are nearby to advise those teaching and
checking and to moderate the whole deal. It works for us!
For those worried about legalisms, the book asks for the "leader's
initials" and we think of the Boy Leadership as the leaders of the Troop.
The old guys job is to advise and guide the real leaders of the troo.
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