Rovers - does Exploring fit the need?
David D. Miller +49 6221 404415 (DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET)
Wed, 12 Aug 1992 09:23:07 CST
A quick look at the age range for Exploring (14-21) and Rovers (18-25) will
show that Exploring fits a need, but not necessarily the same one that Rovers
does. Even with the UK Venture Scout Program (15-20), it's obvious that there
is a huge difference in maturity of Scouts within an average Unit.
When the older age group can all agree to take a day off work, drive to the
hills, do a five mile hike, and stop off at a licenced establishment for
dinner on the way home, there is something wrong with the age range. The
younger kids have to meet for a pizza in the school lunch hour.
Rovers is a place for young adults to be with other young adults, without the
burden of looking after those who are not of age to be left on their own.
Some of my most memorable experiences of the past year have been leader
training courses, and events where parents remained responsible for their own
children. Yes, I enjoy working with kids - I wouldn't still be in the
program otherwise - but there are times when I need a break. The two weeks
at the Moot provided just such a break.
David D. Miller
Scouting in Europe - A Unique Experience
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