scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Fw: Re: Very Important Question
Daniel E. Smith (dansher@SPRYNET.COM
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 21:06:24 CST
From: Paul S. Wolf <PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG>
> Jim Peterson wrote:
> > Hi Paul!....well, here we go again....But I gotta tell you that
> > national DOES INDEED define what "active means". It's in the BSA
> > Rules and Regulations, Article VII, Youth Members and it says that an
> > "active" member:
> > a. Attends meetings regularly.
> > b. Participates in an age appropriate program.
> > c. Subscribes to the Scout Oath...
> > d. Fulfills a members obligations...
> > When the scout is doing all of these things, he is an active member.
> > When he doesn't, he's not.
The R&R's do read exactly as quoted I am sure but I am just as sure this is
not a loophole for some gungho adult scouter to set standards that are
unreachable or to punish those he arbitrarily chooses while at a neighboring
unit, scouts are advanced with ridiculously low standards. Some talk about
lowering the bar so my question is: Who set the bar? You or me or whoever?
I have always been a stickler for meeting requirements but get very irate
when I see some over zealous adult trying to use the regs to serve his own
agenda. This is one old scouter's .02 worth.
> The Webelos Scout in question has completed the requirements. The Den
> Leader may not apply a subjective or qualitative added requirement to
> those in the book.
Amen! Paul. You are exactly right.
Scoutmaster, T221, Oakwood GA
Chattahoochee District Commissioner, NEGA Council