Steve Tobin (srtobin@MMM.COM)
Tue, 23 Nov 1993 17:22:51 -0600
To explain the reference in my posting to Mike, there was
a poorly explained analogy refering to the improper
identification of cause and effect. When noting that flies and garbage
occur together, it refers to the conclusion that that flies cause
garbage, not that garbage attracts flies.
I think that the 1st Class emphasis may have the same problem;
scouts that are motivated and supported
at home, will obtain 1st class and stay in scouting. The advancement
did not cause the retention; the retention and 1st Class were effects,
of personal motivation, not causes. At least that has been my experience
and that of other troops in my district. This assumes a fairly decent
scouting program in the first place.
Sorry about the poor analogy.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City