Re: Council Policies?
Michael Bates (mbates@BORG.COM)
Sat, 8 Nov 1997 11:16:15 -0500
> We just picked up our popcorn from the Fall fundraiser. 17 of our 30+
> boys sold popcorn. 5 will get certificates, 3 of those will get patches,
> and 2 of those will get pins. The other 12 boys get nothing. We live in
> a very rural area and unless your parent works where there are several
> employees sometimes selling a large quantity of popcorn is just not
> possible, therefore, we consider them "Doing Their Best". Instead in this
> instance, only THE Best get any recognition whatsoever. Is this the way
> Popcorn Sales are run in all Councils? It just seems like a tiny .75
> patch for effort is not a lot to ask for a boy who tried.
> Any comments??
I just recently took the Cub Scout Basic and "recognition, recognition,
recognition" was mentioned as one of the tools of scouting. I'd press for
patches for all participants...even to the point of buying them myself if the
council won't. Everyone who takes part should be recognized for doing their
"Maybe it's not me, maybe it's the rest of the
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