scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Troop rating checklist
Bill Smith (wtsmith@TELEPORT.COM
Sun Nov 14 1999 - 22:45:08 CST
BSA Publication No. 18-251 1995 Printing entitled
"Are You Delivering The Promise", is based on the premise
that if you follow exactly the process that has led to
success somewhere else or some other time, your results
will also be successful.
This can happen.
But not always.
John has described a situation where following all the
neat procedures outlined in 18-251 produced a rather dull
and oppressive program. John did not measure the process
to assess the quality of the troops he evaluated. Instead, he
measured the product. That's sort of what Edwards Demming
tells us about quality control: measure the product and correct
errors by changing the process.
My advice to Webelos has always been to check if the
Scouts and Leaders of the troop follow the 3rd, 4th, 5th
and 6th points of the Scout Law. It's easier than a check list.