Let's suppose for a moment that the boy succeeds in getting the council to overrule his unit and award him his eagle. How would his unit react?
I would see it as an act of defiance and disloyalty to the unit.
Really? You have adults violate half a dozen BSA policies here and you'd hold it against the Scout for going to council to arbitrate?
The clock is ticking on this kid and rather than being helpful -- of God forbid, proactive -- the adults here breaking several rules just to flex their tiny little muscles. Please!
Where is the adult's loyalty to this Life Scout? Huh?
Yet, from the sounds of it, the adults in the unit are being (and has been) disloyal and NOT helpful to the scout. You don't add requirements at the last minute to screw someone who has done everything required and deny them something they have worked for over the last 6 to 7 years.
Let's assume the adults are correct in their application of the "active participation" clause and there was an pre-established, well-documented troop activity level this Scout fell below. Shouldn't they (they adult leaders) have done their job and notified this kid that he's in jeopardy?
I am all for holding a Scout's feet to the fire, but you have to abide by the BSA rules and policies. Even when you (the adults) are in the right you need to think about the message you are sending if you dig in too deep.
No argument, these adults are WAY off on this one. Cannot fathom anyone holding this against the Scout. Not in my unit!
Edited by Krampus, 14 April 2016 - 08:31 AM.