Re: How long for rank?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 21:39:02 -0500
I wouldn't worry too much about this Cub getting Wolf too soon. There
are plenty of arrow points to work on, belt loops to be earned, and
more. He could go for a hiking medal on a trail, work on a religious
emblem, do the world conservation badge, or any number of other things
available. The key thing is to recognize his progress as it happens.
We should never hold a boy back on advancement because the others aren't
moving as fast. Advancement is an individual thing, not a group thing.
So recognize his achievement and help him stay challenged by providing
opportunities for other activities, letting him know about other awards,
and encouraging his work on arrow points. If you hold him back, you may
discourage him from staying or teach him not to try to excell.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
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