the Committee member in question might be trained to do her or his job properly instead of inventing invalid personal rules on the fly.
That's basically the way I saw it. But as I told the scout, the easiest way to solve the problem would be to send me a new card on which I dutifully wrote the numbers 1 through 9. Chances are, the complainer doesn't even know how many requirements there are. (If he's really on the ball, then he'll ask whether the scout did 9(a) or 9(b)).
In fairness to that troop, maybe the card got more scrutiny than normal because it was over a year old. But the scout seemed to be pretty conscientious when he contacted me, so it wouldn't surprise me if he handed it in in time and they sat on it for a year.
I don't think it's ever been the case that a scoutmaster was an automatic counselor for everything. One of the purposes of the program is to get scouts to talk to experts. It would make sense for the scoutmaster to sign off on camping, etc. But it doesn't make quite as much sense for atomic energy, dentistry, hog production, etc.
Edited by clemlaw, 05 March 2017 - 09:36 PM.