Wendie Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Sat, 20 Jun 1998 11:10:06 EDT
I get Scouts-L and the Jambo list, and it seems there's some intersection in
some recent themes. I thought I'd make a node, so to speak.
Adding requirements to a MB or advancement is verboten, we all know that and
sometimes have to strive to reinforce it over Troop or Council "traditions"
that some folks think "enrich the experience." OK.
But the concept of not allowing a Scout to go for a driver's license until he
turns Eagle is NOT, IMHO, adding a requirement for Eagle. In our fair
Commonwealth and probably elsewhere, a parent or guardian has to sign the
application for the learner's permit. If a parent (who may even be a Scouter)
wants to make a family requirement or wants to add to a STATE requirement,
that's up to him/her.
My kid? A fifteen year old Life with all his MB's but two, wants to put off
working on his Eagle project for a year or so while he gets his academics a
little more in order. Will he get a learner's permit before he's welcomed into
the company of Eagles? Nope. Does he agree? Yup.
Mom (first and always) and ASM,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City