Indiana Jones and the Advancement Advisors
James D Wellborn 325 795 2010 (WELLBOJ@MAIL.FIRN.EDU)
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 21:45:45 -0500
OK OK a little toung in cheek (makes speaking clearly difficult and hearing
open to much interpretation.
IJ and the Last Crusade started of with young Indy as as Scout. Had the
young actor been more of a Scout, perhaps his soon after demise would not
have been invited, or invaded....
On the other string, there were MANY things I enjoyed about my youth
Scouting experiences. As a Scouter I sometimes think about what else I
would have liked or have gained if ... and then look to see how to position
myself to be able to present that if the appropriate opportunity arises.
I'm not sure if JLT was available in the middle 60's. Looking back, as a
new Patrol Leader, I may have been entertaining and convenient, but in
retrospect, I had no idea of what, how or why to make an effective Patrol.
All of the adults around me seemed satisfied to let me flounder through it
rather than suggest the ol' ,"Have you considered...."
Having completed SMF, (former CM and current CC getting ready to crossover
in January) I see the troop's adults as responsible for presenting
various opportunities and helping young people examine actions and
potential consequences. Not make the goals; help someone see the big
picture. If the picture is presented, an individual may or may not see any
or all of it... may not even be interested in looking. If boys select
someone to a leadership position adults, through JTL or some other
resourcee, are there to teach to help. No decent teacher assigns math page
100 on day one then walks away. Those who come to it naturally get A's and
those who have no idea that "a" B" and"C" are numbers not letters sink.
It's the learning experience, not the what do you already know experience.
I use to think I agreed with Mike and his outstanding philosophy about
coffee ... probably still do, but Bob, you need to swith to decafe
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City