Re: Rovers & leadership
Patrick Lam (ROYAL03@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Thu, 28 Jul 1994 00:44:54 EDT
>Why are you a leader then? You mean you don't count these hours of service
>toward your badges? Even leaders admit they learn as leaders, do you?
>I realize that it is different in Venturers as your program is based on
>Challenges and not Service as in Rovering.
Why am I a leader? That's a tough question. Because it seems to be
a nice thing to do. Actually, I started with the Cubs while I was
a Scout with the same troop, so it was even before I started
looking for a Venturer company.
But what I was trying to say is that I'm not a leader because it's
part of my job in Venturing (though it does contribute to me
potentially being a better Venturer- I do definitely learn in my
role as a Cub leader), but that these are two things I do which,
while being related, are not cause & effect.
I counted my hours with the Cubs as part of my hours for my Chief Scouts
Award (though not all of them- that would be defeating the purpose).
And if I ever get my act together and work on the Queen's Venturer,
I'd use my Cub leader hours for that too. Community service is part
of the Venturer programme, but just one of six activity areas.
I guess that I think:
- Venturers I do to develop myself first
- Cubs I do to develop the Cubs first, me second.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City