Re: Re: Uniforming
Jess Olonoff (jolonoff@GATE.NET)
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 14:12:51 -0500
Stephen and All,
You seem to be looking for the "Magic Scout Equation"? or perhaps Ad
Scouting is not a product; it is a program! We are given certain
guidelines and boundaries, goals to achieve and the rest is up to us.
The goals and methods of Scouting should always be present if not in
actual fact at all times obviously they should always be lurking around.
Any activity may lead to advancement or an opportunity to enhance one of
the other goals. It is not always obvious at times what one has learned
from a given situation when it ocurrs. Stressing one area over others
depends on a Troops individual situation.
As to statistics, unless you have a deep interest in them, I would think
the only ones worth looking at would be those from your own group and
perhaps from some of you neighboring Troops in your District and perhaps
Council. There are so many factors affecting statistical data from other
areas as to make them useless for anything other than anecdotal information.
Basically if your Troop is stable or growing, boys are advancing, becoming
junior leaders, joining OA, etc. having fun, and becoming the kind of men
anyone would be proud to know then I suspect you are already doing a
pretty good job. If not then there may be some areas you may wish to
look at and re-work. If that is the case you know there are many here
who would wish to help in any way possible.
Yours In Scouting, Jess
Jess Olonoff, CM Pack-206 | Eagle - 1970, T-10 Tulsa, Okla.
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