Hi All. Hoping someone can help with this.
I have a scout who took the training and became a Den Chief last September while he was a second class scout. In February he achieved First Class. In June, he believes he will be eligible for Star (4 months after becoming First Class) however one of the committee members disagrees. They make 2 points:
They can’t use the same position they held while second class to count towards Req 5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility "
Even if you can use the same position held, the cub scouts have taken off for the summer (they last met in April) and therefore he wasn’t actively a Den Chief until they return.
I disagree on both points. I have found nothing in the guide to advancement that supports either point, and I contend that if the scout chooses to continue to be a Den Chief if he is so during his tenure at any rank it should count and not be held against him if they take time off.
I am curios to hear if others have been in this same boat or if anyone can shed any info on the subject.