scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Scoutmaster's Key Question
Mon May 08 2000 - 03:54:16 CDT
> The Scoutmaster's Key is specifically aimed at Scoutmasters, as is the
> Scoutmaster's Award of Merit.
> You have to serve as a scoutmaster to earn either of these awards. You are
> correct that Assistant Scoutmasters can earn the Training Award (as can
> SMs, for that matter--in fact, earning the training award is a requirement
> for the SM Key).
> The Scoutmaster's Award of Merit, an award for scoutmasters from the
> National Eagle Scout Association, requires 18 months tenure, and that at
> least half the scouts in the candidate's troop advance to First Class.
> The Scoutmaster's Key requires three years' tenure as a SCOUTMASTER within
> a five-year period, as well as a number of other requirements I won't list
At the risk of showing how much I don't know again, how does one find out about
these awards and their requirements? I've never heard about them, and we have a
great Scoutmaster right now who has just signed on for his 4th year. And, if
training is not available within a 5,000-mile radius or so, is it still a
requirement? And THEN, if so, how do we get it? Is there any on-line training?
Troop 07, Singapore