Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Fri, 28 Jul 1995 13:45:38 MDT
Terry Slade states:
> The purpose of church is to teach religion.
> The purpose of the schools is to teach.
> The purpose of the baseball team is to teach teamwork.
> The purpose of the family is to teach values.
> The purpose of the band is to teach to the drums.
> The purpose of the doctor is to heal.
> The purpose of scouts is to......
> Is to what?
First of all, I'm not sure I buy all (any?) of the above purposes. For
example, I think that the purpose of the family is to nurture it's members,
and that the band generally does more to teach teamwork than the baseball
team (a baseball team can have a couple of players carry the team, a good
band needs strong players throughout the sections and can easily be sunk by
the weakest member). Also, the purpose of the doctor is more than healing,
including ensuring ongoing health.
The purpose of scouts is to help boys and girls to grow up to be good
citizens in their families, communities, countries, and in the whole world.
This is done through outdoor programs, boy-run troops, and the other
methods of scouting.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City