Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Joining Requirements
Re: Joining Requirements
Calvin H. Gray
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 10:27:29 -0500
> Neither Scout nor parent was aware that he wasn't registered. The AoL was
> presented by the CM. The situation was not discovered until 2 years later
> when the Scouts were ready for Star BoR. No one seemed to know what to do,
> so the BoR was held and Scout was recognized as Star. Since second class
> can't be completed until after Tenderfoot is done, Voiding Tenderfoot also
> voids second class. The same thing happens for First Class, and for any
> tenure requirements post-first class for Star. Based on present activity,
> and attitude, there is little doubt that the Scout will at some point go for
> Eagle. At that point, this can be a real problem, if the initial advancement
> was VOID, everything that builds on it is void. It may be impossible to
> correct, and in any case is unfair to the Scout.
> Any ideas about how to set the record straight before Eagle application time?
If the boys completed the requirements and received the Arrow of Light
Award, they have "earned" it as far as a troop should be concerned.
What I would do is write a letter to "file" explaining the situation and
include it with each Scout's Eagle Application when his application and
supporting documentation are presented to the council.
The DE and Unit Commissioner of the pack should be notified about the
problem so that steps can be taken to make sure it doesn't take place
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
I used to be an Owl (WM-62-2-98 @ Philmont)