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Thu, 6 Jun 1991 11:13:00 EDT
>From: "Ben S. Hawkins, Instruction & Research" <HAWKINS@UCBEH.BITNET>
>a group, but is not motivated to advance. It was like pulling
>teeth to get him to do the few simple things required for SCOUT.
>Does that change your opinion?
Has he had FUN in these past 3 years? He must like what he is doing,
otherwise he wouldn't still be around. If he has Scout Spirit and is learning
from that, why push him? You my lose him.
Merit Badges don't signify the learning experience from Scouting. I see so
many 13 year old Eagles who don't know the difference between a square and
granny. Why? Because they feel Merit Badges and Advancement are the ONLY
thing in Scouting. So... we'll just run out and get a quicky badge. They do
the Badge in 1-2 weeks and then forget it. What use is that?
Let the kid go at his pace. If he doesn't want to advance... then that is
his decision. What is in it for you that makes you so insistant on him
Advancing? Don't say that is it best for him to advance, because that isn't
always the case.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City