scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Fw: Cub Award Guidelines
Daniel E. Smith (dansher@SPRYNET.COM
Sat Feb 05 2000 - 19:06:22 CST
From: Mark Adkins <madkins007@HOME.COM>
> Rule 1.) Do not reinterpret or push requirements to be harder than
> necessary. The guiding rule should be "Do Your Best
> Rule 2.) Remember our Purposes, Goals, Mission, etc. Is what you are doing
> supporting our overall purpose?
> Rule 3.) Does your decision help or hurt the Scout, his family, the den,
> pack, the leadership, and/or Scouting as a whole.
> Finally, Rule 4.) Is the fight worth it?
> Please note that NONE of these 'rules' is meant to CHANGE any
> they are just guidelines to help find your way through the 'iffy' ones!
Mark Adkins has hit it right on the nail. Advancement is meant as a tool
toward character development and personal growth and is not the reason for
the program. All that is required to follow the guidelines is to ask simple
questions and answer them yes or no. Is he a member? yes or no. Has he
completed the requirements as written? yes or no. There is no yes but....
or no but....... Our program is simple but the rewards are great when the
boy is delivered the program as written. The level of the mystical "bar"
that is constantly being raised or lowered on this forum is nothing more
than the requirements exactly as written in program literature.
Scoutmaster, T221, Oakwood GA
Chattahoochee District Commissioner, NEGA Council