Re: About the Boys [Semi Long]
Greg L. Gough (ggough@OZARKS.SGCL.LIB.MO.US)
Mon, 22 May 1995 07:19:37 -0500
Well I am sure you will get many answers to your question but I will
stick to the aims of Scouting, 1. Grow moral strength & character. 2.
Promote participating citizenship and 3. Develope physical, mental and
These are the aims and should be behind our actions and ever mindful.
However we should strive to make Scouting FUN, EXCITING and ADVENTUROUS.
The camp you describe sounds great and is very similar to two that I
attended as a youth. This type of camp does more to promote the patrol
method than most because you actually live it for an extended period.
With that said I will add that we attended these camps after attending a
traditional camp for 2 years. We were older and looking for something
more exciting. You may want to consider a traditional (mess hall) camp
or a hybrid this year. We let our PLC decide.
Hope this helps, I was also asked to post this to the group a while
back. The following is my reflection on what Eagle means to me.
What It Means To Be An Eagle Scout
by Greg Gough
(Awarded Eagle Scout 3/15/72)
It means that I have the ability to be a leader. Not of a gang or
but a leader of like minded individuals that uphold a creed, a sacred oath.
A passion for life and the principals that founded the United States of
Patriotism is a loyalty I will never break. If called on I would
voluntarily give my life for my country. But more importantly, I will
work to make it better.
Duty to God is an ongoing learning and incorporating of similar moral
values that ensure
that I will be a compassionate and productive citizen.
Eagle Scout is not a patch, an award or certificate to hang on the wall.
It is a way to live your life. Although the trail to Eagle is hard work
and fun; it is much more.
The Eagle rank is an education. Each rank is a chapter. The conclusion
is that by earning the Eagle rank the individual has the tools to be a
responsible consciences citizen who would gladly advance the group before
SM Troop 201
I used to be an Owl but
I will always be an Eagle!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City