Re: Scout Spirit
Ted Burton (tedburtn@CRIS.COM)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 22:35:47 -0600
Susan Ganther said:
>Michael, I think that the "demonstrate Scout spirit in your everyday life"
>requirement gives Scoutmasters a way of dealing with obvious cases where
>a Scout has demonstrated a violation of Scout spirit outside of Scouting.
>Examples, the candidate who has been arrested for a crime or expelled
>I know that as a parent, I had many opportunities to see my own son
>demonstrate Scout spirit in his everyday life. The time he followed a man
>for 2 blocks to return a 20 dollar bill that he had seen fall out of his
And then there was the young man who walked 2.5 blocks and brought us a
baggie of marijuana that had fallen out of a man's pocket, as well as a
full description of the man and the woman he was with. The descriptions
matched someone we have been 'interested in.' Grist for the mill.
That was another kind of Scout law item: obedience to the laws of society.
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