In it for the youth or the recognition?
Jeff Claggett (jclagget@BELLSOUTH.NET)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 00:16:55 -0400
This thought just crossed my mind again and I thought I would post to the
Back when I was working with a troop on an Army post in Germany I
noticed a trend among some of the parents. They were so hung up on making
sure that they got their hours of volunteer work recorded for the
'Community Appreciation' recognitions that were available. I never thought
to bring it up, but to me it seemed that they were more in the program to
add up those hours instead of working with the boys.
I was sitting in the living room one night and was discussing this fact
with my mother (An army civilian employee in one of the higher commander's
on the post (Unfortunatly I cannot remember what level he was on the totem
pole, but pretty high up :)). She agreed with me, and the actually offered
to speak with her boss if I was interested in some sort of recognition. I
told her why I am an adult leader in the scouts. I am not in it for me
(well kinda, but keep reading to figure out why :), I am in it for the
youth. However helping todays youth prepare for tomorrow is very very
rewarding to me and I get that good feeling and thrive on it (now you see
how I am in it for me :).
I guess the thought of being in it for the recognition only kinda
Okay enough venting... :) Thoughts and comments are always welcome :)
Jeff Claggett Willmington Island, GA
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