Re: Curiosity between GSUSA and BSA
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 14:15:21 -0400
On Mon, 30 Sep 1996, William H. Nest wrote:
> I think as Scouters we can make a HUGE difference in the lives of
> today's youth, and one of those ways is preventing/recognizing abuse.
Hank's right, of course. I wonder, though, whether we do not expect too
much of ourselves when we begin reminding one another of the symptoms of
depression, eating disorders, ADD, the various abuse situations and so
on. Aren't we running the risk of getting so caught up in keeping up
with these Real Life matters (which are only peripherally in our
bailiwick) that we lose our grasp of Scouting Life matters which are
squarely ours and ours alone?
I do NOT say these other matters should be brushed off or that they are
unimportant. I merely ask whether they should even be considered EXCEPT
AS THEY RELATE TO THE SCOUTING PROGRAM.
If Scouting is to involve itself in non-Scouting matters, I feel an
emphasis on literacy is to be encouraged. It is embarrassing to see
Eagle Scouts who are unable to successfully read a paragraph aloud.
(The pauses go in where there is a , and the full stops go in where there
is a . End-of-lines are to be ignored unless there is also a .)
Properly read ritual makes ceremonies SO much more impressive.
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