Re: Stats, etc.
James Brown (aa473@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Fri, 19 Nov 1993 09:21:02 -0500
>Don, I certainly agree with what your posting. I've seen the same
>thing at OA functions. We are are getting more and more 12-year olds
>So many of these scouts who are trying to get everything done at such
>at early age are missing so much of what they should be getting out of
I'm not advocating the following but I have a lot of respect for my
Dad and it was his policy.
I was told as a young scout that once I made First Class I could go
camping with at least two friends on our own. (We even did it a
couple of times.)
Dads thinking was being First Class indicated I had all of the skills
needed to do so safely and comfortably. Passing BOR and other signoff
requirements indicated others thought I had the maturity etc that
went with the rank.
Incidentally my father was a very active member of the troop committee
and regularly camped with the troop etc so his thinking wasn't based
only on "thats what the book says."
From some of the comments on this topic "social issues" aside I doubt
the same system could be used today.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City