kwildman wrote:Unfortunately, a lot of this is a problem with non-compliance from the top down. National can come out with as many rules as they want but they don't have any enforcement. I am looking forward to the new GTA and hopefully this will make not only clarify the advancement policies to the leaders but will also be a resource for scouts and parents. Unit leaders that do not follow the rules need to be removed plain and simple.
BINGO! We have a winner. One of the downsides of the old /current book was the Title - Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures. Most never read it because they didn't feel it was applicable and it was not very well put together.
The "Guide to Advancement" (WHEN it comes out ) will get more interest by parents/scouts. It also has processes for scouts to follow if they are being treated unfairly and stop some of the stupid leader tricks including those at the District/Council level. Scout Executives will need to be willing to take action against those who continue their antics. Easier said than done sometimes I know.