Re: Congressional Award
Jason A. Cruse (jcruse@NEMONET.COM)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 20:28:05 -0600
> Boy Scouts of America does not appear to have have the same close links
> in the development of the Congessional Award as UK Scouting had with the
> original Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
> Ian Ford
> Special Needs Adviser, Greenwich District, London UK
No, and in fact, there are many, many youth who receive any of the
Congressional Awards (gold, silver, or bronze) who never participate in Boy
Scouts or Girl Scouts, for that matter. Many of the service hours are
given through religious orgs, community orgs, schools, or just as personal
service hours which are documented.
Boy Scouts has fully endorsed and recommended the program (I think there
was something in the NESA newsletter (National Eagle Scout Association)
some years ago about the program. But, it isn't a part of the BSA program.
"There are no points for second place."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City