Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Mon, 8 Nov 1993 13:17:08 -0800
> Not knowing your limitations Peter, but unless you can jump over tall
> at a single bound, faster than a speeding bullet, etc., I would strongly
> discourage you from trying to do hold both jobs at the same time. I know
> just being a Scoutmaster is very demanding of your time if you do the job
Well, George comparing my height/weight ratio the tallest building I could
jump over would be just about 5 ft. I've gotten out of the way of a chargin
bull in my life, but never a speeding bullet. People often refer to me a
'Super Scouter' but I think it is tongue-in-cheek because I love it so much!
People at my office renamed my hard drive 'Van Scouten' and I never changed
it back....seemed so appropriate! Anyway, I appreciate your advice. I have
a very high standard of quality, which has been questioned by some as being
too high. But I'm hardest on my self than anyone else! I know some people
can do it, but don't know if I'm the one! I may make a good
Assistant-Scoutmaster...you see I really do love Cub Scouts! I'm fanatical
at ceremonies and having fun with the program. I quess I never quite grew
up, did I!
> As a district commissioner one of my cardinal rules is: Don't assign
> Scoutmasters another (district) job! Their job is one of the most important
> Scouting and they need to concentrate totally on it! We're not in the
> business for Sainthood selection. This is my opinion only; others may
Good rule of thumb. Too bad more DC's don't look at it this way! I just got
out of a District position because of personal disagreement! Unfortunately
it left some bad blood and a bad taste in my mouth, so it will be some time
before I consider a district position.
Thanks for sharing your opinion!
In Scouting . . .
Peter Van Houten
Snail Mail: 7225 SW 160th
Beaverton, OR 97007
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