Re: scouting's goal
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Tue, 8 Nov 1994 06:56:27 -0500
...thus spake Robert C. McGwier (with apologies to Neitsche *g*)
>It is not the aims of scouting, it is the METHOD of achieving an aim. I for
>one wish you would begin limiting your posts to something positive about
>your program than continuously looking for and pointing out what you
>perceive as wrong with ours. Is your program so poor than you can find
>nothing postive to say about it?
Were your last two sentences necessary.
Gregor's question was quite good and appropriate and had nothing negative to
say about the BSA or Scouting in general. I for one would welcome more
questions of his kind.
A statement in the front of the handbook from the Chief Scout (Executive) of
a nation's Scouting organization carries much weight; almost like the Pope
speaking ex cathedra -- people listen. The Handbook might say other things,
but this one statement (and quite remarkable on the face) says much more,
Yes, Ben Love's statement that Scouting's goal is to make Eagles deserves
much comment and clarfication.
John E. Pannell
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City