Re: Uniform Costs/ Methods of Scouting
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 15:50:00 -0400
On Thu, 5 Sep 1996, Bob Robinson wrote:
> There are eight methods of scouting. It appears a lot of people feel that the
> UNIFORM method is not all that important. Would you support me if I felt that
> "Patrol Method" or "Advancement" is equally unimportant? I fail to see the
> difference. National has asked none of us here to vote on the value of a
> particular method.
> I'm not necessarily trying to start something, just suggesting that ALL the
> methods are EQUALLY important. (maybe that's the issue, they are not all
> equally important)
Maybe we should ask IF they are all equally important. If so, how do we
know? If not, what evidence is there that, e.g., Adult Association is
more/less important than the Patrol Method?
The 8 methods weren't carved in stone and given to Moses. I doubt they
even originated with BP. IMO, they happen to be current best thinking of
people I know not of. I don't disagree with them or call them
unimportant, but I think their relative importance (and importance
relative to other items not on the list) can be discussed. Unless
someone has some empirical data to the contrary.
Paul H. Brown, UC, George Washington Dist, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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