scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: partials
T Mark Blakemore (tmblakemore@RFBLLP.COM
Tue Nov 23 1999 - 13:50:44 CST
While we are not able to give you a statisical analysis, having only been in
existence for two years, we can report that it takes extraordinary effort
for 11-14 year-olds to finish a partial they received from summer or winter
camp. In an effort to guide them along, especially for those merit badges
that cannot be completed in a week or for those whose counselors or youth
instructors did not cover all of the requirements for the badge, the Troop
provides opportunities to complete the work. We track the partials through
TroopMaster 2000 and plan activities using this information. The process
works, but is not 100% successful. There always seem to be a few who
totally lose interest in the badge or are unable to be motivated to finish.
We tend to view this as what separates the would-be Eagles from the rest.
T. Mark Blakemore
SM Troop 6