Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Homeschooled scouts
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 21:30:38 -0000
I wanted to reply to the recent thread on homeschooled scouts and how to
determine the grade level of an individual scout.
I am Committee Chairman, a Den Leader, and the Program Director for one of
my districts Day Camps......I am also a homeschooler. We usually determine
grade level by the chronological age of the boy in question.
In the eyes of the state (this will differ from state to state) each child
is usually rated by taking the standardized test each year AND by their age.
The particular test that they take is determined by their age. This would
be the same test that public school and private school students would take.
This score will vary greatly from child to child. For exampe, while my
oldest son scores very high on his standardized test, we consider him to be
in 6th grade. He is currently in a scout troop and has just completed
I think that for scouting purposes, the safest course would be to use the
boys age, regardless of what educational level he has attained.
CC, DL - Pack 289 Madison, WV
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