Re: Re: Uniforming
Stephen Hoar (hoar@AGDIS01.NEWARK.AF.MIL)
Wed, 6 Dec 1995 08:16:28 -0500
In his message Pete Farnham wrote;
> >> The methods of scouting (advancement and outdoors in particular) are
> >> often confused with the "aims" of scouting, which are threefold:
> >> character development, personal fitness (both physical and mental),
> >> and citizenship training. Some units also think they can pick and
> >> choose which methods they can use. WRONG! All eight are important,
> >> and in a well-run troop all are present.
They may well be important but this still doesn't answer the question.
How do you know that the methods are working? What is the objective
standard by which you measure success? What are the measurement
standards that BSA uses to assess the effectiveness of these methods.
I see a lot of subjective assertions but little in the actual long
term measure of their effectiveness.
-Steve in Newark
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City