Re: what about all the non-eagles?
Matt Gulick (mgulick@RADIUS.COM)
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 13:19:12 -0800
At 3:05 PM 6/14/95, Peter Farnham wrote:
> Hi all,
> There is an awful lot of emphasis on "eagles" in this list, as though
> the 97% of boys who never make eagle are somehow unimportant. As one
> of the lost 97%, I hope all of you please keep in mind that just
> because a kid doesn't make eagle doesn't mean he didn't get anything
> out of scouting.
I have to agree with Peter. I was not in Scouting past Webeloes because of
finances. I never even got my Arrow of Light. I am now involved as an
adult scouter and have been for 10 years. I relish every event I am
involved with and strive to participate where I can. I even made a basket,
a leather slide, and took part in other merit badge training in last years
camp. I can't earn the badges but I can have the fun. I just completed my
ticket and will be presented my Woodbadge beads in August.
There are only two kinds of scouters in my mind and I find each group
populated by Eagles and non-Eagles alike. What are the two kinds of
scouters? Those for whom scouting is something they do and those that
scouting is who they are.
I am not yet sure which of the two I am and confess that I have spent a lot
of time in scouting as something I do and not as something I am. Maybe
My respect to all for whom scouting is who they are.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City