Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Second & First Class Requirement
Re: Second & First Class Requirement
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 08:57:11 -0500
As with all requirements, I believe we must begin by trying to understand
the intent of the requirement even though they are often interpreted
according to the letter.
My interpretation of "Since joining, have participated in five or (ten for
1st Class) separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol
meetings), two of which included camping overnight" is that the scout must
be doing things other than just attending meetings. An activity which is
part of a troop meeting would not count--for me, this generally includes
meeting on scout night and going somewhere else for an activity. I would
certainly reconsider the situation if the activity was a highlight event
that just happened to occur on troop meeting night.