sports AND Scouts (not vs.)
Jim Hertwig (jhertwig@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 12 Feb 1996 20:00:14 -0800
specifically) and Scouting. I have also been rather hacked that a
coach would not allow a boy to miss a practice (and his parents made
sure he wouldn't), but his parents didn't seem too upset if their
family plans (going out to dinner or shopping, etc.) caused him to miss
a Scout meeting.
I have to force myself to remember that we in Scouts are trying to
deal with the whole young man, not just his athletic ability and the
team's record (which sometimes seems more important than the boy's
And concerning uniform: if he showed up in sports uniform to a
meeting, I would take him aside and ask him if Coach would allow him to
show up for practice in his Scout uniform. I would then suggest that
in the future he bring his Scout uniform with him, and we would allow
him to change before our meeting. It has happened, and the boy and his
parents both seemed to be satisfied with that arrangement. He now
changes when he arrives.
But I could never be satisfied to have him there in his sports
uniform if I stress to the rest of the troop that it is important that
they be in Scout uniform.
Just my opinion.
Yours in Scouting-
I Used to be a Bobwhite!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City