More on belt loops
Jan Mussler (mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Sat, 20 Jul 1996 07:37:25 -0600
I should read the whole digest before I send off replies!
I think the reason more boys don't do pins and letters is the time
factor. My son has shown an interest in archery and swimming. Even with
swim lessons once a week, at one point per lesson, in the 90 day period
given, thats 12 points. You need 60 points. So we go swimming as a
family - we have to go swimming 2 1/2 hours to earn the max 5 points in a
day. We'd have to go swimming 10 times to earn the pin or Letter. We
don't swim that much in the summer, much less all winter. There just
isn't time if you do other activities like hike, fish, scout projects,
homework - you get the drift. My son told me he just didn't think he
could meet his goal - for archery either. He'd have to shoot 1/2 hour for
30 days out of 90 days to have enough points. More doable than swimming,
but still hard for an 8 year old.
"Organized" sports - I wasn't aware of this requirement. Wish I could get
a Leader's Book! I'm not sure I totally agree with this since we live in
a rural area where attending sports are a hardship for those working.
Also, that would limit music to those able to afford lessons?? and art to
Team sports - I've tried to encourge one of my parents who son and dad are
in soccer to read the book and get the belt loop or more. Hasn't taken me
up on it. I don't have that particular book however. I've been buying
them one at a time. Pack isn't to the point of buying a library ofhtem
Jan Mussler, Bear DL, Pack 170, Nederland, CO
Arapahoe District, Longs Peak Council
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