involvement in things
Patrick Lam (PLAM@VM.MPG.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 23 Sep 1994 23:23:25 EDT
>ONLY BECAUSE DAN WASN'T THERE!! The coach went on to say that if he
>missed another game that season FOR ANY REASON, he was off the team.
>I have seen a number of Scoutmasters who have told boys in the Troop
>the same thing. Basically, "If you can't make ALL the meetings, then
>maybe Boy Scouts isn't for you." The Troop that I work with has such
Personal Background Time:
I've been doing judo for the past few years (like, 9.) I've also been
doing Scouting for the past few years (also around 9).
Team sports I've played: For the past two years, I played rugby
on our school team. Because it was a school team, we didn't have
anything on weekends, just games/practices after school.
One of the reasons judo has worked for me is that it's a very
individual thing. In judo, although you need someone to
practice with (it doesn't work by itself), you can determine
your own level of involvement. If you want to show up once
a week, you can do that.. you can choose which competitions
you choose to do to. This is something that just doesn't seem
to be there in team sports, which is too bad.
I don't think I like team sports much.. it's harder to keep it
'out of the way' of Scouting, because there's this concept of
it would be nice, I guess, if individual sports got more
interest from people rather than team sports (here, it would
be hockey..) they tend to be sometimes neglected.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City