Rodrigo Sandoval (rodrigos@MEX1.UNINET.NET.MX)
Mon, 22 Sep 1997 22:24:21 +0000
James A. Sheckels wrote:
> > From: Rodrigo Sandoval <email@example.com>
> > Date: Wednesday, September 17, 1997 7:31 AM
> -big ol' snip-
> > Let's remember that the scout movement begun as a paramilitary
> While I agree in principle with the rest of Rodrigo's message, I must
> disagree with the above statement. Scouting began as an alternative
> to what could have become a paramilitary movement.
> Para is from the Greek para which means alongside, by the side of
> (according to Webster).
> Paramilitary is defined as alongside or designated as working along
> with a regular military organization, often as a semi-official or
> secretive auxiliary.
> This, I believe, is exactly what the founder was attempting to avoid.
> Specifically, he wanted to give to BOYS a thing to do so they would
> not employ military tactics. He developed a program which used some
> military skills, coupled with a unique leadership and educational
> experience to develop citizens of good character. While this is a
> simplified explanation of our beginning, it gets to the gist of the
> Military roots? Certainly!
> Paramilitary? Definitely not!
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Ok I made I mistake about this, here in Mexico we understand this in a
different way, I know spanish comes from latin as romance lenguage and
latin comes from the greek, we here understand for paramilitary as the
basis, not working with but the same objective, the same roots, but
doesn't have the same principles.
I agree with you James in all what you say
Rodrigo Sandoval Velazquez
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