scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Important Update
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG
Mon Feb 07 2000 - 14:27:19 CST
Darryl Hammill wrote:
> Here is an interesting caveat to this story. I found out yesterday
> that this young man was such a go getter that he had actually
> completed all of his AOL requirements two months ago. Yet, he was
> forced to wait to receive credit for the award. That can't be "by the
> book". If he earned an award as important as AOL why would he not
> been awarded it? Is there some Pack rule I am unaware of that
> precludes a Pack from awarding accomplishments immediately? I remain
Another case of the pack trying to do something for ITS benefit.
Assuming he had all the requirements done 2 months ago, including the
tenure one (i.e. it was at least six months since he had completed the
fourth grade or he was at least 10 1/2 years old then) he should have
received it at the first pack meeting after he finished.
Many packs "hold back" on the awards so they can do all at once in a big
ceremony. It is NOT correct, as Immediate Recognition is the rule in
Cubs, just like in Scouts, if not more so.
So, in fact he's not only getting it after the others, he should have
been recognized BEFORE them.
Make sure he knows that, too.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio