Re: Postdating BOR
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 22:26:05 -0400
At 03:37 PM 6/22/98 -0500, Murphy Peter wrote:
>Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
>> It is never too early to take the high road.
>Will your conscience be more at ease if you follow the rules
>exactly or if you bend them "a little" to make it easier for a boy to
>advance in rank?
The bottom line is that the my conscience will ALWAYS feel better if I know
that I did what was right, and breaking the rules rarely is. Remember, that
in virtually ALL of these situations the reason there are time constraints
is entirely the doing of the Scout himself. Thus, should it not be possible
to accommodate the schedule that HE has set for HIMSELF, the responsibility
is HIS not OURS or mine, and I will ALWAYS make sure that he understands
that he failed himself, and that the responsibility is his and nobody else's.
And that does not mean that I don't lose sleep over those few that fail to
succeed for reasons like this, but my JOB is to enforce the policies, fairly
and equitably, and we do no Scout a favor by letting him "succeed" by going
outside the rules.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City