Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: The ethics of buying an award, i.e James West
Re: The ethics of buying an award, i.e James West
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 08:32:17 -0800
At 11:01 -0500 on 12/19/99, Chris Summers spake about The ethics of
buying an award, i.e James West:
>Hadand interesting discussion with a long time Scouter friend of
>mine the other night. One topic we hit on was the James West award,
>which for $1000 to your council gets you or someone you buy it for,
>among other items, a name on a Council list, a certificate and a
>square knot. Although I understand the merits of being publicly
>recognized in some way, we couldn't agree on the ethics of buying an
>award such as a square knot, which up until this one, had to be
>earnedor awarded for above and beyond services, as in sweat and
>hours and years of tenure.
Most of the West awards I have seen have been "bought" by someone
other than the recipient, which changes a thing or two in the
analysis. A dozen Scouters pass the hat to honor one of their number,
that sort of thing.
Asst Scoutmaster, District Committee, District Commissioner,
Lewis-Clark Trail District, Inland Northwest Council 611, &
'a good ol' Fox too'; Es Kaielgu Lodge 311, Tseminicum Chapter,
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