If the Scout is not active, you have a legal obligation to remove him from the roster.
registered = active
smtroop168 wrote:In oldgreybear's example, you have to be on top of watching your calendar. If the scout is in the POR for the requisite amount of time (4 or 6 months) and you don't remove him, he gets the rank requirement signed off. If he serves 3 of 4 months satisfactorily and is allowed to shift to another POR for a month, he can also get it signed off.
STAR REQ #5: "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop):" Bold added by me.
The key is communication and setting expectations. Also making sure the SPL understands who he is appointing to his staff positions and have him demand performance works for us. "If your going to be my QM, I expect to see you on the events".
Active is what it is and no leader likes it. I've never had anyone push the issue as generally they are in or out. Parents don't pay to register their sons if they aren't going to participate. How many of you see scouts coming back from "the dead" after 2-3 years? The only ones I see are those military kids who went overseas with their families where there wasn't an active program.
OldGreyBear wrote:Because being in a Scouting POR is not like being a civil servant, there are consequences for actions, or inaction as the case may be. I think Ed, you are a big proponent of teaching scouts that actions have consequences, if a scout is not doing is job, why not remove him?
Forget about the time in the POR, forget about whether or not he gets credit, what does a scout learn who is in a POR for 4 months, and does nothing? What is he learning? If expectations are not met, why not remove him then?
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