Re: In The Beginning
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Sun, 16 Oct 1994 21:33:57 EST
>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.
I know about Scouting before 1968 in Canada.. I'm sure that others
know more than I do, but I still know enough to go on and on about it
It used to be an optional badge req. for the Cubs to tell something
of the life of Baden-Powell. Not anymore...
Scouts are still supposed to be able to know something about BP
before they get invested, but that would depend on how much the
leader demands, wouldn't it?
Like, we used to have Queen's Scouts and Tenderfoot Scouts
and stuff in between in Canada. :) And we used to have a
Troop Leader position, as well as Senior Sixer, but both of these
no longer exist.
I've read Scouting_for_boys.... maybe I'll read Rovering_to_Success
one of these days.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City