CSP Challenge #6
Marc W. Solomon (m_solomon@ALLI.COM)
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 10:30:12 -0500
Let me apologize to the list for dropping the gauntlet on this and explain
to the newcomers the rules of this challenge. A while ago, somebody on this
list offered some CSPs (Council Strip Patches??) for the best story about I
forget what. The person who won those CSPs, issued another such challenge.
And each person who won continued on the tradition until it got to me. And
I dropped the gauntlet!
So, after much prodding, I will pick it up again and issue the next
challenge. Since my position in Scouting is mainly to inspire other
Scouters, I am looking for those stories that have happened to you as a
Scouter that inspire you to continue being a Scouter. Let me give you a
As an ASM, I had a new Scout with ADD who always needed a bit more attention
from me than the others. On a particular day hike, we had set up a few
challenges for the young men along the way. One of the challenges was to
cross over a ravine with an imaginary river running through it. The Scouts
threw a stick with a rope across the ravine and into the nook of a tree on
the other side. One Scout went across the rope, secured it and another rope
on the other side and they set up a quick rope bridge across the ravine, one
rope to walk on and another to balance yourself with. When it came time for
the previously mentioned young man to cross, it became apparent that he had
a fear of heigths. As a fellow sufferer, I took him to the side and gave him
a little pep talk. The other Scouts also helped to boost his confidence.
With some trepidation, he climbed up to the ropes and crossed over the
ravine. The look on his face of self-confidence and achievement is a amjor
reason of why I am a Scouter!
Well, I'm done with my story, let's hear yours. You can either send them to
the list or directly to me.
Marc Solomon Unit Commissioner
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