Coed Scouting, "eve", and other buzzwords
Sam Fairchild (SAMF@OHSTMVSA.BITNET)
Fri, 2 Apr 1993 10:16:00 EST
Quotes below come from Michael Grier and Steve Souza:
Key ideas alluded to from Paul Russell, his son's activities,
and myself, Sam Fairchild:
First, a positive message from our sponsor: the spirit of Scouting and
the love of children:
Everyone on this discussion group is doing the best they can
to help young men grow up in what we (individually) believe
is best for them. We try to keep ego out of the process to varying
degrees of success.
The richness of our postings to the discussion comes from our varied
backgrounds: Cubbing, Boy Scouting, 4H, Girl Scouting, Exploring,
adult leadership, and those other named activities I can't recall.
Personal thanks go out to all who contribute positive, helpful
experiences to us adult leaders.
This particular leader (a Cubmaster of 14 months) needs all the help
and experiences he can get. I was one of those cubs that got lost
along the way (Dad and Mom moved too many times...).
With your help and inspiration, the Pack Committee, Den Leaders, and I
have revamped our Cub Program and it appears we are flooding the
neighborhood Troop with new members! (yes, Kathy, the Buckeye district
Scout Executives have also helped, as well as the Roundtable Staff).
I'm now looking into what Exploring can offer as a program to help
balance out my son's experiences in Boy Scouting, when he gets there.
> >So, the moral of this LONG (perhaps too long) tale... lack of attendence
> >isn't due to distractions, it is due to a poor program. Gentleman, begin
> >your flaming... these are my views, and I am prepared to defend them.
As a netter from 'way back, :-) I appreciate the subtle humor in this
imaginative closing! I have every confidence that our maturity will
win out and keep the warm glow going for Scouting's betterment.
(intended pun ;-)
> looking for flames, may I suggest you seek a campfire at Seven Mountains
> Scout Camp (a bit south of State College on 322). (Of course, any nearby
> campfire would do!!)
> Jim Sleezer, recent departure from Juniata Valley Council.
Great idea, Jim!
Challenge: how to inspire, channel, grow, utilize, and otherwise derive
societal benefits from all the *energy* that "teenagers" have??
Anecdotal stories and priciples behind such will be appreciated.
What is considered "Reasonable" efforts to "save" those boys who get
lost along the way (knowing we cannot save all of them)?
What are some of the best ways to keep parents in touch with Scouting?
Cubmaster, Pack 74, Buckeye District, Central Ohio Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City