Silver Beaver Nomination Process
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 10:39:13 -0600
I've waited until after the Silver Beaver nomination deadline in my
council to submit this posting.
My question is as follows: Is it appropriate for a Professional Scouter
to suggest to a group of past Silver Beaver recipients the candidates
whom they should nominate for the award?
This took place after a meeting of a District Committee when the
Professional asked past Silver Beaver recipients to nominate specific
Scouters for the award. The plan was for the District Chairman to
prepare the nomination forms and for past Silver Beaver recipients to
sign the nominations.
In my opinion, the candidates suggested by the Professional are very
worthy of the award. However, I'm botherd by this as I've always heard
that Professionals were not supposed to directly participate in the
Silver Beaver nomination process. Am I wrong in this assumption?
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City