Re: Is good enough really *good enough*?
Gary Burkhardt (garyb8@IDT.NET)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:35:36 -0400
I guess I am one of the die hards you speak of (was den leader,
leader, cubmaster; am scoutmaster, District Commissioner, training staff
and more) but, I would never want to make anyone who is involved in
Scouting feel inferior because they are not doing as much as someone
else. We all have to contribute what we can. If you have read the whole
thread about "good enough" you know that the majoprity of us on the list
believe that any Eagle is good enough and do not feel that a boy has to
do more than meet the requirements. Your Scouts all advanced one rank as
the program calls for. Therefore you are doing the right job. But I
agree that with training you would do a better job. I also know that
with the training and guidance you would understand Scouting better and
want to become more involved. That's what happened to us. We know the
difference that Scouting makes in a boys life!
As for your sons, being an Eagle will change the rest of their lives.
It will give them an advantage over others that are not Eagles. This
applies to college, employment and even the armed forces.
Gary Burkhardt - a good ole owl, too!
District Commissioner "I care, I'm here to help, what can I do for you?"
Great South Bay District, Suffolk County Council (Medford, NY)
Scoutmaster T-179, West Islip, NY
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