ayates wrote:If you're seeing too many lifers giving awards to lifers then change that. Nominate someone for an award.
I'll second that. We have had "discussions" in our group about people receiving awards who shouldn't have, and people who deserve something don't get anything. My response is that while we can complain about the people who shouldn't have received an award, we probably have only ourselves to blame if somebody didn't receive an award. We didn't make the effort to nominate them...
If the complainers would just stop complaining about those they "feel" don't deserve the Award would only get off their a**** and recommend those that they think should get Awards, then the world would be a much happier place.
Whether or not you feel that someone does (not) deserve the Award; somebody else did and took the trouble to write them up, and the National/Council Award Committee agreed, otherwise the Award would not have been given. SO DO SOMETHING about your feelings, nominate somebody, take the trouble to write them up. I even got a Silver Wolf for somebody most deserving; nobody else thought about it...but he received it...a "simple" Scouter, not a Chief commissioner, Commissioner, etc. JUST A SCOUTER, but that's what we are supposed to be doing...I think