scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: OA candidates
Andy Henderson (ahenderson@PDQ.NET
Fri Jun 02 2000 - 22:38:31 CDT
> On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Bob and Rusty Taylor wrote:
> > parents are not willing to provide the support for a Scout to
> > in OA, even in a minimal sort of way, that it the honor becomes
> > and the Scout should not even be nominated for OA.
As Scoutmaster, i ask scouts that are eligable for the OA, ie are 1st class
and have the required number of nights of camping, that is they are
interested in the OA to come talk to me about it. During this talk, i feel
them out as to thier knowledge and possible interest. If a scout is
interested enough to come and talk to me about it, i reccomend him for
election. I make sure after they are elected that they understand they are
representing not only themselves but our troop as a member of the OA.
If the scout does not come and talk to me, and i give them many reminders
and chances, then they do not get recommended.
Our troop takes time during one meeting each year and at summer camp to
inform our troop about what OA is all about and what it takes to become a
member. So by the time they are 1st class they have been exposed enough to
know what it is about.
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