Re: Uniform Costs/What's Cool
HENRY S. HEINE (hheine@WELCHLINK.WELCH.JHU.EDU)
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 08:57:40 -0400
On Wed, 4 Sep 1996, Jim Miller Sr. wrote:
> >If they are
> >more concerned about being "cool" then they are going to miss out on a >lot
> >of fun and adventure.
> Isn't part of the message that we are trying to impart through Scouting
> that "cool" isn't always the best way to be? Being an individual, making
> your own choices, and yes, being "uncool" are sometimes far more
> difficult, but far more satisfying experiences.
I've twisted this around at Scoutmaster Conferences by asking the boys
what they would think about some person they knew at school ect. that was
all points of the Scout law. The response is always "a good person,
someone I would want as my friend ect" I then follow up with "would you
concider this person cool or some kind of nerd? They always respond that
they would consider them cool. I then turn this into the Scout pride/
uniform issue, ie if scouting is the scout law, helping others, getting
outdoors ect whats there to be ashamed of, in identifing oneself as a Scout.
The responses at this piont be come interesting particullarly with the
older boys. With the exception of one or two they generally do wear the
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