scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Baden Powell Patrol Award
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG
Mon Mar 13 2000 - 11:16:53 CST
"(MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)" wrote:
> There's going to be a lot of "but they're doing their best" comments.
> "Doing ones best" does not equate to "settling for less".
And "Do Your Best" is the CUB Scout motto, not the BOY Scout motto.
If a requirement says, "Using a compass and a map together, take a 5
mile hike", and he only finishes 4.5 miles, he may have "Done his best",
but he hasn't met the requirement for the 5 mile hike. A Scout that
only has 20 merit badges when he turns 18 may have "done his best", but
he does not qualify for the Eagle rank.
Boy Scouts ARE held to a higher level of accomplishment than Cub Scouts.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org