Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Position of Responsibility
Re: Position of Responsibility
Paul S. Wolf
Sun, 6 Jun 1999 20:43:50 -0400
CzarCasm (Stan Rudnick) wrote:
> Kris Swank wrote:
> > Hi, I am a Star Scout and I have a problem. My Mom is on the list
> > and she is letting me write for suggestions. I have worked really
> > hard and made Star Scout 2 weeks ago in time to go work at Day Camp
> > and get my Service Hours taken care of for Life.
> Not the issue you asked about but I would check if hours you spend
> working at a Day Camp..(I am assuming you mean a Cub Scout Day Camp)
> will count towards your service hours. The reason being that these
> hours are "help scounting" and I know most troop, or at least most
> troops that I know of, use the same guidelines as as for an Eagle
As usual, Stan appears to be adding requirements that aren't there.
Contrary to what Stan said, there is NOTHING in the rules that prohibit
using hours that "help scouting" for the requirements for Star and Life
Scout. The exact rules, from the Requirements Book are:
4. Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service
4. While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects
totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be
approved by your Scoutmaster.
4. While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling
at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved
by your Scoutmaster.
Selecting Leadership Service Projects
Leadership service projects shall be meaningful service not
normally expected of a Scout as a part of his school, religious,
or community activities.
Star and Life Ranks
For Star and Life ranks, a Scout must perform 6 hours of
service to others. This may be done as an individual project
or as a member of a patrol or troop project. Star and Life
service projects may be approved for Scouts assisting on
Eagle service projects. The Scoutmaster approves the project
before it is started.
Just get your Scoutmaster's approval before you start.
> My rules of thumb that I tell parents that ask is: If a flag ceremony
> is at a troop meeting, it don't count... if it is at the opening of a
> City Council meeting it do...
Here too, there is nothing that prohibits using a flag ceremony at a
Troop meeting from meeting the following requirements:
6. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the
3. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious
institution, chartered organization, community, or troop
In fact, the Second class requirement specifically INCLUDES "troop
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)