Re: special recognition
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 07:14:29 -0400
Bob and Rusty Taylor wrote:
> we have a boy in our troop who has received the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge.
> His parents have also required that he complete the NRA Hunter Safety
> Course before being able to shoot. the course is almost 20 hrs long (quite
> a bit more than I had anticipated). would it be appropriate to give the boy
> some sort of special recognition at a troop meeting for completing this
> course? if so, what do you suggest?
I suggest just that -- recognition. At the end of a meeting (or whenever
you usually recognize advancement or have announcements), call the Scout
up, recite his achievement, show the certificate/patch, and have a round
of applause. Since it is not a Scout award, it should not be "awarded"
but just recognized as any other notable non-Scout accomplishment.
YIS, Steve on Cattail Creek <Steven G. Tyler>, Severna Park, MD, USA
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