Different Sports/Academic Pin Question
david swank (dswank@SAT.NET)
Fri, 7 Nov 1997 00:34:06 -0800
There has been some discussion recently on the issuance of
Sports/Academic letters. I have a question in the same vein but a little
different. The 4th grade Webelos Den of my Pack plans to do the Physical
Fitness Sports Pin required for the Athelete Webelos Activity Pin this
winter during Basketball season. Knowing how competitive some of the
parents are I have a feeling they are going to try to put in for the
Basketball Pin and the Physical Fitness Pin using the same work. Some of
the kids that are new to the Pack were overheard talking about this. I
didn't see anything specifically refering to this situation in the guide
book but I could have missed it. My gut reaction is to say this is not
the way things were ment to happen, in everything else we have tried not
double up on credit for advancement.
I need some help and ideas, has anyone else had this problem come up?
This is my 4th year as a leader and I've not run into this before. My
Pack is poor, we don't pay for the pins/beltloops/letters, the parents
do. It doesn't seem fair to those who have gone before and worked extra
hard when there wasn't an outside sport going on.
Thanks for any help in this matter,
Cubmaster & Jack Of All Trades Pack 392
Member Committee Troop 379
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City