scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Cubmaster double-checking Webelos Den Leader signoffs
Wed Nov 17 1999 - 15:47:35 CST
Mike Kelly asks advice on a Webelos Den that suspiciously advances as a group.
Mike, this is probably a common problem to one degree or another. I have
witnessed parents signing off on requirements when the Scout makes comments
like, "Hey, Mom, I didn't do that!"
We are taught (in our Council) not to challenge the parent. (or in this case
the Den Leader) I am sure that the leader feels that they are helping the
boys. It is too bad that they will not allow the boy to actually feel what
it is like to really EARN the award.
Bottom line, I think that you just have to grin and bear it if a parent or
leader signs off on it. BTW has the leader been to any training?
Jeff Stine CC Pack 29, SM Troop 29, Martinsburg, WV