BOR for Eagle - Everyone's correct
Pete Townsend (ptownsen@RUST.NET)
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 17:44:26 -0800
I've stayed out of this discussion so far. But the discussion
again bothers me; not what is being said, or who's right; but
the idea that people want ONE and only ONE correct answer!
THANKFULLY, national has never tried to spell out every rule,
every regulation, every guidline so there is only one correct
In this case the boy came to the BoR without a uniform, but
had a thought-out reason for doing so. Correctly the boy was
passed. Should he have asked someone other than those he did?
Maybe. But only if we want to inculcate dependence on others
rather than free-thinking and decisiveness, would we make that
mandatory. He thought, he made a decision. IMHO, end of
In my 20 yrs working with advancement, several boys have come
to BoR's without uniforms. One for the same reason as this boy,
several because their uniforms were too small. Several
shoehorned themselves into uniforms that were obviously too
small. A detraction, NO. (A distraction maybe ;-} ).
Keeping FUN in scOUTING, Pete Townsend
Let's not ask National for any clarifications we don't need!
[or as a friend of mine commented: "Thank goodness we don't
get from the Government everything we pay for!"]
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City