Scouts dropping out along the way
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Thu, 1 Apr 1993 13:10:29 +0000
> factors are important in Canada as well. One of these is simply that sports
> programs have become all-pervasive. Here in central Kentucky the various
> little-league type sports run almost year 'round. Soccer, in particular,
> seems to have leagues that are three-season competetive. We also have
> baseball and Pop Warner football. Thank God it doesn't get cold enough for
But do all of the boys over there get so involved in sports?
Maybe the situation in Italy is *really* different in this respect, because
sport centers are very scarce, but there aren't many boys in our pack and
troop who are so involved in sports, even though in my town there are good
traditions in rugby and roller skating.
> ice hockey! Another important factor is that 16 is the age of the driver's
> license. Intertwined with driving is the after-school job which is often an
> absolute necessity if one is to own/operate a car. Finally, there is the "Eve
> problem. Boys in their mid-teens may have discovered the opposite sex some
> years earlier, but now they are under hormonal imperitives that brrok no
Here you can't get a driver's license before 18, but I don't see a considerable
drop in boys after getting a car.
As for the "Eve" problem, it usually doesn't mean that they'll teave the troop
or the Clan; some of them even bring their partner into the troop or clan!
Gino Lucrezi @ Universita` "V. Rivera" - L'Aquila - Italy
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