Re: In The Beginning
Mike D Tester (mike@MIKET.DEMON.CO.UK)
Sun, 16 Oct 1994 08:23:35 -0600
Firstly this is a reading from the bible.
Over past few years, I have noticed just how quickly Scouts/Scouting
appears to want to forget its founder, and Scouting's proud history.
Being a Scouter for some 20 years in the UK, I have noticed that the
roots of Scouting, is being slowly forgotten. Until just recenly,
when there has be a flurish of new books, computer clip art, etc
Has some one realised at last that if we are not careful our
history could soon be forgotten, as many of our founding fathers have
departed this life.
The impression I got at the Giwell Reunion, was that they could see
this happening, and were making a effort to revive our historcal past
a little before its to late.
I am wondering, when a new Leader joins our movement and starts
their adult training, is any effort made to tell them about our
proud history, or are we to wrapped up in the present.
When I undertook my training some years ago, nothing was said
about Scoutings history before 1967, (that was when every thing
changed here in the race to become modern). It was as if Scouting
did not exsist between the Brownsea Island camp and now.
How well informed are our Leaders and Scouts about the history of
I asked a number of Scouts from various Troops to tell me what they
knew about B.P., to my horror some of them had know idea who I was
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