Scouting's purpose (was Re: Easier Eagles)
Jim Miller Jr. (jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG)
Fri, 28 Jul 1995 10:15:00 +0000
On Friday, July 28, 1995 9:51AM Terry M. Slade wrote:
> Jay...Are you out of your mind? I for one still think that the
>Scouts were started to teach skills used to save lives and to help a
>person survive in the wilds. Go back and look to see what Baden
>thought and why he started the whole movement. Firemanship for an
>alt. for Eagle, no way.... Go all the way and let Basketry count.
Whoa! Let's change this thought if we can. Scouting is NOT about the outdoors,
the outdoors experience is just one of our methods like the uniform, the
badges, etc. The real purpose of Scouting is to produce responsible,
God-fearing, healthy, productive citizens of the world. I don't remember the
source, but I recall that B-P saw the Scouting movement as a way to instill
values that would hopefully put an end to war throughout the world. As far as
the BSA is concerned, our real goal is to teach these kids to live the Oath
and Law every day of their lives. Everything else we do is simply a means to
> Bring back Orienteering and Nature. Scouts is a camping and hiking
>organization and should stay that way.
Scouting is a youth development movement and we must keep that in mind.
Let's not confuse the method with mission, it's done far too often already.
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