"Eve" and young men...
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Fri, 2 Apr 1993 06:06:59 EST
quoting From: Michael D. Grier
> lack of attendence isn't due to distractions, it is due to a poor program.
> Gentleman, begin your flaming...
No flame here... I agree with you. The reason the Exploring program holds
older boys better than Scouting does is due to the flexibility of a more
broad (pun intended), quality program, that allows girls to be a part of it.
> almost nothing makes me more upset than hearing adults in scouting say
> "well, if there wasn't sports, girls, and a driver's license, we would
> have more boys here..."
I also agree here... When my son's buddy got his drivers license, they both
started going to a lot more Scouting meetings (OA fellowships, Troop, Post,
Lodge & Chapter, Conclave, Section, Camping Cmty. (for Elangomat-Nimat),
Camp-O-Ree planning, etc..) all because they could get to them when mom or
dad had confilcts and couldn't take them...
(I think you all have seen those nights when there are three meetings you
need to attend, and you have to pick one <groan>).
Anyway, I vote for more responsible youth who can drive, relate well in a
romantic social situation, and desire the Scouting experience.
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