Re: Active Scouts?
Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:29:01 -0800
Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, Steven G. Tyler wrote:
> > Jonathan Dixon wrote, in part:
> > > I too (as a former bugler)
> > > have often wondered why that position is left out (especially since
> > > historian was recently added to the Eagle list, which I believe leaves
> > qualifying positions, but it may be because qualifying for Bugler
> > depends on a set of skills only a few Scouts would be likely to
> > possess. OTOH, almost every Scout can, with suitable diligence, master
> > the skills required for the other positions. Just a guess.
> I would think that rarity of skill would be *exactly* what would
> recommend it to National. 1% make Eagle and how many of _them_ are
> I do agree with an earlier post that bugling, er bulgeing ... uh, playing
> bugle? isn't exactly in the same class of leadership as SPL. Still, to
> keep at the instrument until one can play something recognizable is no
> mean feat in today's world. Sheer doggedness has something to recommend
> it in the end.
> Unless, of course, it's "you" being dogged about something "I" don't
> like. <G>
Thee is leadership & there is management in the troop: SPL, ASPL, TG,
JASMA, PL, APL, DL & the SM's son, I believe that all the other are
positions of management & should be so titled. But when it come to the
bugler, God Bless that young man. How many winter campouts, before the
crack of dawn has the cracking notes of the bugle made us leave our cozy
sleepying bags. Although I would rather count books, or write history on
a cold winter morning-NONE OF THEM ARE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS. Our bugler
for this weekend's camperee is a PL, thats leadership.
George A. Paccerelli, BSRT Commish, Stevens District, INWC WA&ID
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