scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Active status
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 11:11:08 CST
Dale Karweik wrote:
> Again I will ask what this list has repeated many times, show where
> it is written.
In, among other places, Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures
(#33088B), where it says NO ONE may add to or delete from the published
> If a unit (Den, Troop, Pack, Venture Crew) sets a flexible and
> reasonable standard for defining what "active participation" means
> and it is publicized before hand, I have seen NOTHING in writing that
> negates that standard or the unit's ability to stand by that
The above quoted statement prohibits such a requirement.
> The problem always come up when the standard is inflexible,
> unreasonable or uncommunicated, then people start to bring out the
> verbal wisdom and forum reports as a way around a failure to follow
> the rules.
The problem is when people start to add to the rules that BSA has
established and published.
> This is a general comment and is not a commentary on the AoL
> situation which started this thread. The resolution to that problem
> revolves on the standard being applied, was it reasonable, flexible
> and communicated. If the answer is no, then the young man should get
> his award and cross over.
The resolution to that problem is for the Den Leader to understand and
abide by BSA's established procedures.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org