Re: Rank Requirement Approvals
Lee Tarantino (leetar@POP.MA.ULTRANET.COM)
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 10:20:21 +0000
Rick L. Covington wrote:
> So what if;
> What if the Scoutmaster had a group of 'older expert scouts' perform
> the rank review process for him during the Scoutmaster's Conference.
> They ask the test questions and ask for demonstrations of various
> scout skills for the rank. Once the group is satisfied that the
> candidate is qualified, the scout is then ready to complete the rest
> of the Scoutmaster's Conference.
> The issue at hand is not should a scout be directly tested on scout
> skills for a rank requirement but when?
We can find a million ways arround the rule if we rely try. If we do
this it's not directly mentioned is the rules so it's O.K. - Well
it's not O.K.
IF, you don't want to do it the BSA way why belong.
IF, you need to find ways arround the rules why bother with them at
IF, the scoutmasters and committee members that feel they need to
retest, under any quise you want, rather then pay attention to the
program, we would not have these discussions.
We talk as if we are meeting these scouts for the first time. I've
never seen Johnny Scout so I have to make sure that the people that
signed-off on his requirements are not liars and we all no that
scouts are always trying to get something for nothing.
If these people were pro-active walked arround the
meeting, campouts etc. they would know what is going on. If the
scoutmasters initiated conferences with scouts that they feel are not
showing scout spirit or do not know there stuff, instead of waiting
for the the scout to request one. Or if at a camp out you ask the
scout to do something for the campout, lashing etc. to see if he
knows it you could work with him.
The scoutmaster's conference and the BOR are to late to be catching
things. Work the program, not the rules.
Scouting is a way of life,
Lee E. Tarantino
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City