Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Needed-Voices of Experience
Re: Needed-Voices of Experience
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 12:30:20 -0400
I stand before you with my head bloodied but unbowed.
We could argue the advancement program until we are all blue in the face but not
reach a firm conclusion. However, why does the advancement committee conduct a
board of review? If all it's going to do is rubber stamp a scouts having met
certain qualifications why not call it an advancement board?
Please re-read my original post and look at the spirit and intent of the entire
message - not just certain sections.
It is only the very very rare 13 year old that has the leadership ability to
inspire 16, 17, and 18 year olds to follow him.
> On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, Ted Holz wrote:
> > One of the purposes of the advancement committee is to manage the advancement
> > program within the troop by making sure that as a Scout advances he has the
> > maturity to handle the rank that he is trying to achieve.
> An interesting concept, but just how do you propose/suggest/mandate that
> an Advancement Comm do this?
> Does it tell the SM not to give Conferances until the Scout is of a
> certain age?..(I don't think thsi would fly)
> Does it regulate which MB's a Scout can take? (This too would necessiate
> "guiding" the SM)
> No, "managing" the advancement of a Scout woudl be difficult..it not
> impossible, if not against the rules....
> stan rudnick
> troop 47 foster city, ca peninsula district pacific skyline council
> advancement chair..