Re: FUN versus awards and badges
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Wed, 9 Nov 1994 18:55:32 EST
> are lots of young boys that just want to have some FUN, and
> just do not care about ranks and badges etc. I think they
> also have a place in scouting! And we need to provide the
> The JOY in keeping those boys in the program is when
> the scout master can sit down with that scout, and
> go over the rank requirements with him, and show him
> that WHILE YOU WERE HAVING FUN, you also completed
> requirements for Second class, and maybe even first class.
I agree with you too. I just don't like mediocrity.. and you can
definitely have fun without pushing people. I guess what really
upsets me is holding people back, and not giving them the chance
to develop their full potential.
About your second paragraph that I quoted- that's the best way
of doing badges, I think. Certainly beats giving paper tests, which
they get enough of in 7 hrs' school a day (or whatever it is.)
For example, if they have to be able to give directions, then the
instructor should find someone to pretend to be lost, and get them
to give directions to him.. it should be *fun* and not blah blah blah.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City