RE: Knots, one last time.
Paul Russell (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Fri, 9 Oct 1992 14:49:29 EDT
> From: "Settummanque, the blackeagle (502)782-7992"
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> Don's comment about the "Jones'" (those wanting to match patch-for-patch what
> I or someone like me has on) made me laugh, but folks, it is a reality. Our
> game of Scouting is meant for the boys to enjoy, but some adults think that
> its *their* game as well.
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The game of Scouting is not just for the boys. I still enjoy it. As an adult
my part in the game has changed, but that's all. Now, instead of just using
Scouting skills for fun as I used to, I use them to teach as well. I still do
the same stuff and I still enjoy it. I think that most adults in this program
will agree when they search their heart of hearts. When Scouting is no longer
a game to be enjoyed it is time to move on. When it is no longer fun it
becomes work and my employer makes sure I get plenty of that.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Scouting is a way of life or it
ain't Scouting. Life doesn't end at 18.
BTW, I also take issue with those who say that we do this for the boys. I'm
no where near that altruistic. I enjoy doing Scout activities as much as the
boys. I take pleasure in seeing the boys master new skills, even more when
they pass on those skills. The fellowship of my scouting friends is the greater
part of my social life. All in all I do this as much for me as for the boys.
I also do this stuff for the future. The leaders we build today will run
things in the future. Thats my future, too.
SM, Troop 565, Deltona, FL
Eagle Class of 1974
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City