scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: MB's at camp and just who is supposedly running the zoo, anyway?
Thu Jul 06 2000 - 15:50:37 CDT
>We allowed them, no real choice since the blue cards were signed by
And my #2 son, with a signed blue card in the SM's hands, told him that he
didn't make it to all the classes and did not finish it. We went to the camp
office and explained it to them. They were not upset, but amazed that someone
was turning one down they could have walked away with. Even more amazed was
the guy who had to do it with the Program Director in the camp's record
books, my #1 son.
There is nothing that says a Scout has to ACCEPT an award he did not complete
and an honest one will not.
Besides all of that, you have a VOLUNTEER committee in your council who has,
as part of its RESPONSIBILITY the protection of MB standards at summer camp.
That is the advancement committee. If they ARE NOT walking into your camp
before the first campers arrive to assure that earning a MB at camp is the
same as earning it at home, they are doing you and the council a disservice.
And when it comes to advancement at a council level, I DON'T CARE WHAT A
PROFESSIONAL SAYS. Give me the volunteer who is in charge, now, please.