More Stuff from the Mound 'o Paper!
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 23:56:17 -0500
As some of you know, we've moved from our old place overlooking the Ohio
River to one down the street a bit which overlooks the quiet street of south
Henderson, Kentucky. I've spent, much to Jessiann's dismay, some "quality
time" in getting this office re-fixed and organized; at the same time, she's
insisting that I get "rid of some of that stuff you've carted over here....I
don't know of any *one man* that has more stuff than you do" (she then goes
onward to commenting that I still have papers that I've wrote in the fifth
grade in here....I don't; they're from the *sixth grade*)
So, in part to electronically "transform" some of those things in order to
"get rid of the paper" copies, I've been placing here some stuff from my
mounds of paper that's been in the officeroom, the den, the room reserved
for my children to sleep in when they visit, the living room....you get the
The following is from PARADE Magazine, January 30, 1994, page 5.
It's something that perhaps some enterprising Eagle candidate or Patrol
Leaders' Council or District or even local Council can work with others to
"Planning for Life"
"The Army is the largest single employer of American youth,", said Col. John
Myers of the (Army) Recruiting Command. "As stakeholders in that great
national resource, we want a good future for them." Colonel Myers helped
direct a new Army initiative called Planning for Life, to show young people
how to use their education in preparing for careers. "We are not using this
as a recruiting tool," he said.
As Myers sees it, a major contributor to our country's future will be that
group of high school students who are not college-bound. "They're smart
kids, they're good kids," he said. "But too many get to that second
semester of senior year without having done any career planning." Young
people like that, he worries, can end up in dead-end jobs.
Along with educators and community leaders, the Army is sponsoring a
national Planning for Life Awards program to honor communities in which
schools, businesses and other organizations have developed programs to get
teens thinking about career preparation. "We want them to know why they
should work hard while in school," said Myers.
The first awards will be presented this (1994) summer. "The winners will be
programs that can demonstrate a real partnership among schools, business,
parents and kids -- programs that make kids want to buy into career
planning," Myers said. "We hope to build on their experience to put
together good ideas we can use nationwide."
Schools, businesses and other organizations interested in applying for the
Planning for Life Awards program can write Harry Drier, Center for Education
and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Department P, Columbus, OH
I guess the Colonel has never heard of something we in the Boy Scouting
program has been doing in school systems all over the nation. It's called
"Career Awareness Exploring" (CAE). CAE allows high school students to
learn about 12 to 17 different career fields during a regular school year,
and allows high school students to go out and learn about vocational
interests based on a survey taken twice during the CAE year. CAE also
benefits Exploring, because several students may choose to pursue a
particular interest which becomes a "spinoff" Explorer Post or Ship.
(the sheer numbers of CAE Posts also helps the membership and unit totals of
a District or Exploring Executive as well!!)
More from that mound later on......
(c) 1997 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
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