Re: SCOUTING for BOYS ?
Bjarne Steensgaard (rusa@DIKU.DK)
Sat, 8 Aug 1992 15:45:15 +0200
Don Izard wrote:
In other parts of the
world SCOUTING appears to be a program for everyone!
It seems that International scouting
takes SCOUTING beyond just youth, and helps young adults with
social skills, and personal development in society.
In Denmark, the recommended upper age limit for scouts is 23. When
you are above that age, you are supposed either to leave scouting, or
to take up some kind of leadership position.
I understand from talking to scouts in both Poland and Switzerland,
that there is no program there for scouts older than approximately
18-19 years old. They then have to take up leadership positions.
In Nepal, scouting is something you do in school. When leaving
school, you can become a volunteer scout leader (as opposed to school
teachers being scout leaders.)
International scouting can also be understood as meeting scouts in
other countries (I am sorry if I am misinterpreting this Don.) This
is not at all limited to adults. I have just been in Poland with 4
scouts age 14-16. When our entire group went to California for summer
camp in 1990, I think the youngest participating scout was 10 years
The international jamborees are by the way primarily for the scouts
and not for the adult leaders.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City