Peer Pressure on Scouts
Hilding Holroyd (hilding@CATFISH.OCPT.CCUR.COM)
Wed, 10 Nov 1993 16:41:40 -0500
Peer pressure is a "major" pet peeve of mine. I have seen it RUIN a good
scout when he could not stand up to the ridicule of his classmates.
We need to help a Scout be strong enough to withstand the pressures. We need
to make it enjoyable and bring to the program enough to really influence
him so that he desperately wants to stay.
The ridicule has been there for a awful long time. I have been in Scouting
for over 30 years, having joined at 11 in 1962. The ridicule was there, then.
It is there now. I have never been able to give a reasonable explanation
for it either. [jealousy never seemed adequate] BUT, it sure changed when
a Scout earned his Eagle. How come, all of a sudden, being a Scout was now
Makes one wonder....
Hilding Holroyd Eagle Class '68
Jersey Shore Council O.A.: Japeechin Lodge (Brotherhood)
Whispering Pine District "I used to be a FOX!!" NE-IV-54
Adv. Chairman, Troop 250 31 year veteran and still going ..
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