scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Important Update
Darryl Hammill (darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET
Mon Feb 07 2000 - 10:31:47 CST
That seems wrong to me. It might very well explain why this particular young
man's attendance sort of waned towards the end. In the mind of a fifth grader he
may have figured - I'm finished, why do I have to wait? That attendance issue is
what came back to haunt him.
I have already said, my experience is with Troops - not Packs. But, this would
be like our Troop withholding a Rank Advancement after a young man completed his
Board of Review until the next Court of Honor. That's not fair - and I suspect
not "by the book". If he earned a rank you advance him. In fact, in the Star,
Life and Eagle ranks specific timeframe play an important role in advancement.
So, to hold a Scout's advancement delays his next rank - not fair.
My questions remains - is holding advancement or accomplishments back until a
Blue and Gold "by the book". If it is not - then this Pack has a different set
of issues beyond this situation with this one young man.