I always thought that if you want to do 6 or 60 hours a month in field service, why make a big fanfare about it and become a pioneer or whatever? I always thought if you want to go out loads, then go out loads; why do you need a group of "elders" to approve of it and make an announcement? I've read about a few on this board who got turned down for pioneering. I know a few personally who were refused because of their "standing" but did the hours anyway. Do poineers do it for the status or because they really want to go out? I'm sure most really want to "spread the word", so fair play, but is it really necessary to be a "pioneer"? Why can't you just do the hours and get on with it, rather than have some old blokes councelling you everytime you don't get the hours in?
Any expioneers have any views? I've never pioneered by the way.