Re: Misc. / Soapbox
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 18:51:05 -0400
At 04:14 PM 4/16/97 -0400, Lawrence E. Faust wrote:
> Another sub-set of questions to ask, perhaps the most important:
> 1) What kind of leadership lets this boy fall through the cracks?
> 2) Just where have the leaders been between Tenderfoot & Star?
> 3) How was he allowed to get so far without learning these basic
But DID he fall between the cracks. Scouting is about character,
citizenship, and fitness, NOT about skills. The skills are merely part of
one of the methods to achieve our aims. Thus, any time we have a young man
who has accomplished our aims we have been successful, whether he retains
any of the tools that we have taught him along the way.
Paul's questions continue to be the primary ones we need to ask ourselves
about a Scout in trying to evaluate the effectiveness of our program.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City