Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Advancement Transfer Question
Re: Advancement Transfer Question
Jim Miller Sr.
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 10:16:14 -0400
re: observing scout spirit
Jim Peterson said <snip>:
>SM doesn't normally have an opportunity to observe a scout in
the home, community or school environments, the ONLY observations (and
therefore conclusions) the SM can make about scout spirit will be
gleaned from troop meetings and activities.
However, we do use third party "observations" to deny scout spirit, such
as trouble with the police, reports of "unscoutlike" behavior outside of
scouts by committee members, other parents, teachers, etc. Shouldn't we
use the same approach for "proving" scoutlike behavior? Why not let the
scout provide letters of recommendation attesting to his scout spirit
from his former scoutmaster, teachers, etc.?
Jim Miller, Sr.