Re: Canadian Jamboree - ADDENDUM
Sarah Jones (sacubs@DOVE.NET.AU)
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 12:56:06 +0930
>each unit acts more like a family unit, and the concerns (as in life) are
>between members of different "families".
I wouldnt even say different "families". With most things here, at least on
a district level, most treat each other as a sacout *not* as someone of the
oppestite sex and given that you can create this "family" type thing from
the time they first join at 6, you can create a group situation where they
remain tight (as a group of frriends/sibilings) right through. Some groups,
the youth members get particularly defensive about others coming in and
trying to create "un-scout like situations from occuring. As I said, it can
be a good thing and is.
I dont refer to my cubs ad eaither girls or boys. They are cubs. I work
hard to create a situation where they see each other as a human and that
each and everyone of them has good and bad points and that what ever sex
they are is not a issue. I treat each and everyone as a unique indiviual
and that they have to treat each other as such.
It will be a while to get this situation working in groups, but it can and
does work for my pack. But, as with anything, it will work becuase you want
it to work. If you are not for it, then it wont. Like positive thinking.
Just my views.
CSL Angle Vale
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City