Minimum requirements are the source of mediocrity.
Ian N Ford FRSH (addvent@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Thu, 6 Aug 1998 19:12:10 +0100
> Terry Slade Asked:
> What are we teaching kids these days? Just do enough to get by...or...don't
> go any further than you have to.
BSA policy is to teach the requirements as laid out, without addition or
deletion. (Exceptions for disability etc. are covered by guidelines and
procedures.) So in one sense, provided the " requirements " are covered
to the letter that is the end of it. Personally I would like to see a
lot more discretion so that we could accommodate individual differences
at both ends of the spectrum rather than pitching everything at a notional
" average ability ". However, it would appear that if anything the rules
are getting <more> prescriptive.
Just a personal opinion.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City