Re: Re: Uniforming
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Wed, 6 Dec 1995 09:24:57 EST
>-Steve in Newark
>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.
>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.
May I try a short answer!?
The methods are working if:
1. ... you have a quality program as measured by the "Quality Unit award".
2. ... the boys are having fun, and letting every one know it...
3. ... the boys are learning and practicing the ideals of Scouting as
embodied by the Oath, Law, Slogan, and Motto.
4. ...your community is conscious of the benefits of your program, i.e.,
your unit has the respect and recognition of its chartered partner,
and others in the community.
Jeff L. Glaze
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