Curious on how other crews are interpreting Requirement 6 for the Discovery Award, as we're having some parents disagree with one our Venturer's advancement:
"Participate in service activities totaling at least 24 hours. Up to half of the service may be delivered personally; the rest must be delivered through crew service activities."
My crew has an Area VOA Vice President and Associate Advisor registered with us. During the Jamboree, she sent a text message to our committee chair saying she completed her service requirement for her Discovery Award. The girl and Area VOA Associate Advisor were both serving on the Jamboree volunteer staff. The Committee Chair went ahead and entered the requirement into Scoutbook. One of our registered parents in the crew saw this and went livid at the next committee meeting. The parent said the Jamboree should not count as service. The Venturer was asked to explain her justification to the Crew President and Crew Advisor. She argued:
- The staff at Jamboree voluntarily provided their time and talent to facilitate the event.
- There was more than one crew member present when the service was performed.
- This opportunity was available to any member of the crew who wanted to attend Jamboree (participant or staff).
Personally, I'm leaning to the Venturer's side here. However, I'm curious if any crews have had problems with this requirement?