Re: Sad night or do WE not understand?
Todd Tingblad (TINGBLTN@CNSVAX.UWEC.EDU)
Wed, 21 Dec 1994 08:18:31 -0500
Thank you Bill Glover for some great insight on what has been around for many
years. I too received my Eagle while in my second semister of my Senior
year. I had front page coverage in the local paper. Yes, there were a few
who gave me a hard time about getting to Eagle. But most, to my surprise,
did not. Three classmates that over the year would not give me the time of
day said to me that it was of no surprise to them that I got to Eagle and a
good job too.
My troop's last two Eagles have also gone a step beyond. The first day of
school after their Eagle CoH, they wear their uniforms to school with their
award. When asked why they did it, both said (eight months apart), "It was
something important they had to do". It is statements like that, that make
being in Scouting and helping these kids grow that makes it all worth it.
So how do we get the message out that Scouting can be the best thing in the
world so that our members can feel good about being in Scouting? That's the
great question we all have. The best answer I have found, and maybe that's
why these young men wear their uniforms to school like they did is this:
"Keep Scouting the public eye. Get every Good Stuff possible about Scouting
into the local media. The Good Stuff that makes Scouting fun. The Good
Stuff that can make Scouting look like any other fun activity available to
the kids to be part of."
With all that Good Stuff in the media and in the public mind, those really
bad items on Scouting will not make Scouting look so bad because everyone is
also seeing all the Good Stuff too.
Today in the northern part of the planet is the shortest day (daylite). A
friend of mind a work tells everyone to remember to put a candle (safely) in
your window today. This is to help the sun find its way bad. Why? Without
the sun, we will really be in big trouble.
Todd N. Tingblad -- TINGBLTN@UWEC.EDU
Eagle Scout Class of 1977
Brotherhood, Agaming Lodge
Venture Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 460, New Richmond, Wisconsin
Unit Commissioner, LaCroix District, Indianhead Council, St. Paul, Minnesota
LaCroix District Activities Committee *
Indianhead Council Computer Consultants Committee
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