Re: Troop 18's New "Eagle"
Larry Rinaldo (lrinaldo@R02DG05.R02.EPA.GOV)
Thu, 1 Sep 1994 09:36:23 -0400
I won't rehash your posting, I offer my sympathy. It sounds like you
went through hell.
I can sense the pain you are going through, but by your resigning, you are
in fact giving up. When you were asked to become Scoutmaster, didn't you
have a desire and drive to impart principles to the lads under your charge?
Well, by giving up, you are caving in and becoming a loser, not to mention
the SCOUTS who need YOU. Give it some thought, step back, take a break and
rethink your decision.
Remember Paul, B-P initiated the Scouting movement to provide guidance and
morale character for the youth of England, after seeing in the Military
numerous people ill-prepared. Remember the situations in Mafiking (sp?)
when he helped, or his training methods taken from the Military and applied
the the youth, such as Kim's Game. I am trying to convey that there was a
need in B-P's time, as well as today's time for adults to step up and help
provide to the future adults of the US. Those lads in your troop, besides
yourself will lose by your decision.
If I can make you feel guilty, you have faced a challenge, and you are
walking away from it. Is this what is taught for the Scouts? Aren't they
provided with a series of challenges? Don't you provide them with challenges,
i.e., when you go on a camp-out, or during a monthly theme? The boys are
challenged to complete some requirements prior to moving to the next
advancement level. Well, I don't understand, and from my distance easy for
me to say this, but why are you giving up on the other lads?
Again, you have provided some facts, DON'T cave in, BECOME a Hero to your
Troop. I'd protest like h..., and when the Eagle Ceremony date comes, if
it gets that far, it might be surprising if very FEW people show up. Yeah,
the kid might get his Eagle, but in my opinion to him its a piece of medal.
Impart on the rest of those Scouts in YOUR Troop, the honor and dignity
of what the Eagle means...and fight. You'll be more of a hero for standing
up for your convictions, and might lose the fight on one Eagle, but can
honestly say, "...I did my best..." as a measure you will be respected more
by the community for that than by your present action.
Just think about it, that's all.
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