scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Age and advancement
David Kenison (dkenison@XMISSION.COM
Tue Apr 25 2000 - 06:42:39 CDT
On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Paul S. Wolf wrote:
> David Kenison wrote:
> > Is there a requirement about the age a scout must be when he earns
> > first class, in order to be able to advance to star? Obviously, the
> > age 18 for general rank advancement is fixed, but are there
> > additional limits? Where are they documented?
> > TIA, David Kenison, troop 1242
> No. There are NO specific AGE limits other than the joining Requirement
> (Arrow of Light OR done with grade 5 OR Age 11), and the "complete all
> advancements by age 18" rule.
To clarify the situation - I think the problem has to do with a scout
joining Venturing. My council office maintains that if a scout has not
earned the first class award before he becomes a Venturer, he can advance
to Life but not to Eagle, even if he has time to complete the appropriate
requirements. They were not able to provide a reference for that
yesterday, but will try to come up with one today.
In LDS troops, where boys are routinely advanced to Varsity and Venturer
groups at age 14 and 16, this could be an issue for a scout who becomes
enthused later on.
David Kenison, Orem, Utah