Re: "true" Eagles and Scoutmaster "Success"
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 15:20:21 MST
"Sometimes the impact of what we do is felt only decades later by the Scout.
He was one Scout with whom I was convinced that I had utterly failed to
accomplish any of the three aims of Scouting (for Scouters who are not in the
BSA, these are developing "character, citizenship and personal fitness"). It
seems that my assessment was in error.
Nor was this the first time this sort of thing has happened to me....."
Absolutely true. I have had Scouts in the program that stayed until first
class and 8th grade. Never took interest in advancement, but participated on
most trips. Years later we would get together and they would talk about the
old times in Scouts for hours. They remember far more detail, exploits,
mishaps, etc than I ever do.
Scouting offers many opportunites, and each kid will find those that best meet
his needs. If we allow each Scout to find his own way, it is win-win for all.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City