Re: two leaders
Stephen Hoar (hoar@AGDIS01.NEWARK.AF.MIL)
Mon, 25 Sep 1995 12:41:14 -0400
I wish that life was as clear cut as we would like it to be but its
not. We have become so paralyzed by fear of violating hazing and
two-deep leadership that we do nothing when we should be applying a
little common sense and good judgement.
One of the earlier writers asked how you could step outside scouting
to do a job. Well, it may not be so hard for some of us. I've been
with the same group of young men for many years starting in
kindergarten and they are now all teen-agers or pre-teens. Ive worked
with them in church, been their coach in baseball, basketball,
football, etc. I've spent as many years and time raising these guys as
I have my own son. For some I've had to be the missing father and
sometimes the dutch uncle.
Rules, regs, and policies are fine in their place. But, if they cause
you to not do what you know is right and ought to be done, then it is
time to set the rules aside and do what you gotta do.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City