scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Intro & a dilemma
Joan Clancy-Flynn (JoanCFlynn@AOL.COM
Thu Jul 20 2000 - 09:54:30 CDT
I have been reading the list for while now, and appreciate the amount of
knowledge that is passed between the e-mails. As a quick introduction, I
have been in Scouting 10 years for 2 boys, since Tiger Cub Days, Den Leader,
Committee Chairman, now Troop Secretery, Merit Badge Councelor in Central PA.
I am pretty new to the Boy Scouts, (as opposed to the Cubs) so I am learning
a whole new program, and this list sure does help!!
My question: there is a boy in our troop who is up for Life Advancement. He
used a Den Chief position for Star Advancement. This position was held
outside of the pack associated with our troop, and there are only 3 active
Cub Scouters in this pack each year. (the minimum sign up for charter
requirements, but 3 are active) Is he able to use the same position for his
Life Advancement, and then again for Eagle? Not the same time period, but
the same position. Or does he need to hold a different position? He was not
elected to a troop position by the boys, yet we feel that growing in
leadership means taking on greater leadership positions. The Scoutmaster
has been creating and appointing leadership positions to those boys not
elected to a position to fulfill their rank requirements. Any thoughts or
suggestions would be greatly apprieciated! Thank You!!