In my troop I have fellow 14 year old scout who is going for his life board of review. My problem is this scout is somewhat to little active. He comes to 25 percent of the meetings, and hasnt participated in any of the outings except for summer camp in the last 6 months (and troop elections). His mother has power in our troop, and I feel people are obligated to pass him to his next rank. He does not compare to the others in out troop who have been to every meeting, and outing.
So what does the requirement Show Scout Sprit really mean? My definition is the scout is someone who wears his scout uniform with honor (This scout could care less about wearing the uniform). Active in the troop (This scout comes if it pertains to himself). How about be active in the patrol for six months. My definition if the scout is someone who comes to meetings, and helps out the troop. How about he requirement serve in a leadership position. This scout did not participate in the cub scout pack /den as Den Chief. He sat around, and wore the title. He has passed his scoutmaster conference (SC).
So my question for you fellow scouts, and scouters is would pass this scout on to life rank?