Re: Old Reqs v. New Ones
Susan Ganther (susan@GIBBS.OIT.UNC.EDU)
Mon, 14 Feb 1994 15:52:27 +0500
On Sun, 13 Feb 1994, Ernest R. Spradling, P.E. wrote:
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> So, I say to my comrades out there, and I say this in the most loving manner,
> horsepuckey! The lessons are relevant, and the resources used to teach those
> lessons, IMHBCO, are just as relevant today as they were back then. I am not
> talking about signalling, I am talking about some of the other things which
> were excised from the requirements on the trail to First Class.
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That was a really nice post. I remember as a Girl Scout being taught that
an adequate Scout could start a fire with no more than 3 matches, but a
really good Scout only needed one. It became a matter of personal pride
that we be able to start a fire with a single match. We didn't need a
requirement to motivate us, but recognition doesn't hurt any.
I had been thinking of varnishing a match and glueing a pin to it so that
a Scout could wear it after demonstrating the ability to light a cooking fire
using only forest materials and a single match, but was not sure if we
would have trouble in uniform inspections with an unauthorized pin.
Other than that, signalling, and dinosaur riding, can you think of any
other specifics that have been dropped from the requirements?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City