Re: WARNING: First Class in One Year may lead to Weak Eagles (lo
Peter K Kennon (lego@VISI.COM)
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 18:10:07 -0600
Our troop's belief statement states that family first, school second,
scouting after that. We require a 2.70 or b- average for SPL, TG, and
JASMs because we want these scouts to first be successful in school
before they try and put the time into a long term position. They are
plenty of other ways for the scouts to earn the leadership requirement.
During the summer the SM is open to any scout who don't have the
required grades running for the SPL for the summer. We have never had
any complaints about this expectation, in fact we have had complements
from scouts and parents.
As for the 1st aid requirements. I've stated the views of our troop
before on teaching first aid. It is most effectively taught by someone
who has training in it.
FYI, we have never had a shortage of TGs. We currently have 4 TG and 28
new scouts in 4 patrols.
Peter K Kennon
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