Re: Mystery Event Cynicism
Earl Needham, KD5XB, in Clcovis, NM (needhame@3LEFTIES.COM)
Sun, 10 Mar 1996 08:02:00 PST
At 01:55 PM 3/9/96 EST, Gary W. Sherwin wrote:
>That evening, when we announced the ruse, I was approached by
>one of the other scoutmasters, who chastised me for setting an
>unfair standard for the boys. He said that the boys are taught
>not to talk to strangers so it wasn't fair for us to expect them
>to help someone they did not know. I was thankfull that a young
>annonymous English scout did not share this attitude, or the
>BSA may never have been founded.
>Oh welll, Everyone knows that I am a dinosour when it comes to
>these things. Am I wrong to teach involvement and risk taking
>are a neccessary part of the scouting lifestyle?
No, I don't think you did wrong. Perhaps NOT talking to strangers
is going too far -- maybe talking to strangers OBVIOUSLY IN DISTRESS should
BTW -- the last time I expressed my opinion in a case like this, I
received all kinds of E-Mail from a person in North Carolina accusing me of
wanting to see children abused. Any flames I receive on this issue will be
posted to Scouts-L. Sorry for the warning, but I think that's the way to
You mean you've jumped...ROUNDS??!! (Overheard at the Clovis, NM
(Of course, silly! Hasn't everyone?)
Member Bonus Days Club since 1980 Ok, the above means PARACHUTES.
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