Michael C. Horowitz (mhorowit@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 21 May 1994 10:07:06 EDT
Robert - Just as the purpose of going flyfishing is not to catch fish,
the purpose of learning how to measure the height of a tree is not
principally to learn a technique, nor is the requirement to identify
ten plants/animals a zoology lesson, nor was the requirement to learn
morse code principally to communicate. Look behind the requirement.
Remember there were certain general things BP had in mind (I assume)
and he was looking for vehicles to make those objectives obtainable
in a fun manner. For example, the requirement to ident 10 plants (IMHO)
is to train the scout to be more observant and aware of the surrounding.
Learning code probably did several things, amoung which were provideing
a vehicle for a success to occurr, also to set a goal and obtain it. As
I've had the luck to discuss with several other net members over time,
the trick would be to find activities which are _relevent_ to today, but
still satisfy the objectives. What do you think?
Mike, an Owl
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City