Re: Signaling Requirement, NOT!
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Fri, 11 Feb 1994 08:48:04 CST
I think we often spend too much time reminiscing about what was (and should
or shouldn't be now). Perhaps we should focus on what is needed to do well
in today's world. Neither signalling nor dinosaur riding is required in
these times, but for those who still want to learn one of the skills, there
is always the option to earn signalling merit badge.
Now, I'll reminisce (sp?) a bit myself. As a scout I learned semaphore and
our troop always won the signalling contests because we were finished with
our message before the other guys could figure out dot's right (for the
wigwagers). It was great fun for us and it became our troop specialty just
like some troops place more emphasis on first aid, cooking, or orienteering.
If you miss the requirement, consider using it as a feature program but I
think you can give up hope of it coming back as a requirement, just like the
one requiring a scout to explain how to stop a runaway dinosaur (I mean horse).
Ok history buffs, when was that one on the books?
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