Re: Changing Times was Scouts and Guns
Patrick LAM (plam@CS.MCGILL.CA)
Wed, 28 May 1997 15:28:11 -0400
On Wed, 28 May 1997, Steven Featherkile wrote:
> happened? How did we go from there to where we are now? It seems to me
> that we have lessened the experience of scouting to a large degree. My
> scouts don't want to have anything to do with a campout in the snow,
> much less a backpack.
I don't think it's fair to put the blame on Scouting for the change in
society between then and now-- we aren't in the same kind of culture
But I'll mention that my friend who's a (22-year old) Scout leader takes
his (co-ed) Scout troop on winter campouts in quinzhees. I wasn't around
either in the 60s- I'm only 19- but I guess that North American society
is a lot more protective today. It seems that people are more scared.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City