Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Advancement Transfer Question
Re: Advancement Transfer Question
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 07:18:28 -0700
At 10:32 -0400 on 10/19/1998, Bruce E. Cobern mailed Re: Advancement
>> Since the Scout has already completed his time requirement and has made
>> as far as working on his last Life merit badge, why not rely on the fact
>> that "A Scout is Trustworthy" and assume Scout Spirit?
>Maybe because that would be abdicating the SM's responsibility? Does the
>SM just take the word of every other Scout that he has met the
>requirement? Or does he supplement the Scout's assertions with personal
One can talk to the youth in sufficient detail, I would think, to arrive at
the conclusion that he has or has not shown Scout Spirit in his life (or
that he has or has not acquired the skill fraudulently to snow the heck out
of you). As for the latter, it doesn't take too much time to pick up on the
question whether he is just a bs artist. The SM conference in this setting
becomes crucial, and watching his performance while camping.
I think if your conversation with him indicates he has been an active
participant at the old troop, has done well in school, has been active in
the family and community in other ways, has not been arrested, etc., you
can still tell him it looks good, but you just don't know him quite well
enough yet. I do not see that you have to wait out a whole time in grade
period to make a judgment, just long enough to figure out whether he is an
accomplished liar -- or a good kid.
Thank you for listening. Ted Burton, Inland Northwest 611, Es Kaielgu 311
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