Re: Changing Times was Scouts and Guns
Patrick LAM (plam@CS.MCGILL.CA)
Wed, 28 May 1997 16:12:06 -0400
On Wed, 28 May 1997, Godbout, Marc wrote:
> I wonder if it's more about instant gratification. They like to camp,
> but walking for a few hours to get there turns them off. They'd rather
> get the more immediate fun at home, in front of the computer. On the
I think instant gratification is part of it. Computers are also another
fun thing to do. I suppose that sitting at home in the 60s was somewhat
boring, and that this made Scouting a lot more attractive than sitting at
home staring at the walls.
So what do we do about it now? We have the `instant recognition' thing
going in Scouting, to varying degrees (typically at the end of the
meeting where I am). But the fact is, hiking is not about instant
gratification. Should we do something about that?
I'm not sure about the relative impact of sports. I know that they do
take a lot of time.. I do judo 3x per week. I guess some people do
choose sports over Scouting.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City