Re: Signaling Req.
G Schmit (gschmit@AOL.COM)
Sun, 13 Feb 1994 15:16:18 EST
Nate and Charles,
I agree; authentic situation produce real learning. The Signaling and
Dinosaur MB's have "fossilized," but the need for training the mind remains.
We develop confidance in our ability to do things by doing them successfully;
we build success by practice. Track hurdlers practice their steps, their
form, their sprint, their lean, and it all comes together in the race.
Musicians get to Carnegie Hall the same way. So it might be true for Scouts.
Some need to learn that they can learn. To replace Signaling, should
Scouting consider Sign Language, (Amsilan in the US)? It's valuable and
authentic; a few years ago at summer camp, one of our patrols won the
Communications Relay at the Baden-Powell Games because two of the Scouts
could sign while the other patrols looked in their handbook for Morse code or
And, Randy, I remember the slide rule; I tried to buy one for my son Geoff
for Christmas (he's a computer fiend) but couldn't find one!
ASM, Trp 18 Caz
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City