Academic requirements and leadership
Jason A. Cruse (jcruse@NEMONET.COM)
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 11:04:23 -0600
I have never had academic requirements to hold offices in my troop, though
I will admit that boys who have had troubles at school (read: suspended)
have had to defend themselves in terms of "scout spirit" before holding new
Having reviewed what some people have written as their "academic
requirements", why not make it simpler? Why not simply say that the boys
have to earn the scholarship merit badge in order to hold certain offices?
The requirements that have been presented are essentially those in the
merit badge, and you'll save space in typing everything out.
That came very sarcastic; I can see some value in having the academic
requirements. However, I voice some caution: too many of these "other"
requirements can lead to restrictions on boys earning their Eagle, and
being able to serve in the offices required for the office. And, since
many academic requirements listed, as I said, are the same as the merit
badge, that would concern me--last time I looked, Scholarship Merit Badge
Jason A. Cruse
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