Re: Graceful Retirement from Active Scouting
Geary Morrill (A91VIGIL@AOL.COM)
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 19:18:07 -0500
In a message dated 11/15/1996 19:43:24, you wrote:
<<My question to the list is this, "Has anyone been successful in coming up
with a graceful way that one could retire from active scouting?" The more
people I thought about who are no longer active seemed to have left either
because their kids grew up and their interest likewise went away, they
died, or they just went away mad because of someone or something.>>
Perhaps the real question is: "What can each active Scouter do better to
truly respect and appreciate the time and talents of their fellow Scouters?
Isn't it usually someones's pride/ego being unnescessarily assaulted that
tend to cause premature separation of Scouters from the movement prior to
taking of a "dirt nap"? (no disrespect intended)
Point is, if we all would make greater efforts to truly appreciate and
support each other, the *retirement* issue would likely be a moot one - yes?
This would be a worthwhile endeavor, wouldn't you agree?
As a side benefit, I suspect FOS efforts would probably be more bountiful
without having to increase effort directly upon the raising of funds. Seems
it's typically those who see the greatest value to them and respect towards
them who contribute the most to any just cause - right or wrong?
I enjoyed the opportunity your comments raised. Thanks for the observation!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City