Re: Problem at camp
Jack Cudney (jecudney@HENGE.COM)
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 08:44:59 -0600
>We thought that we were doing a good thing. We set up a
>couple of big speakers on the porch in front of the dining hall. I
>as an ex-DJ, set up a CD player into the PA system and I brought
>out my Time-Life collection of Rock & Roll. ...
Terry, It sounds as though you encountered that semi-domesticated animal
that inhabits scouts camps in the summer or at camporees, klondorees, etc.
THE PURIST !! They can be identified by the uniform without a shirt, just
badges, the belt that is there to hang various scouting tools
on,(leatherman, key ring, coffee cup, etc.). They ussually have tha same
grey hair(cut like mine, with only the ring around the sides).
Aftually I am making light of many good hearted scouters. Some of us forget
from time to time that the operative word is BOY in Boy Scouting. Or it
could be GIRL when we refer to the fairere sex(why fairer, they don't play
fair ! Another topic). The question becomes, " Does the activity in question
enhance the program, or does it damage or take away from the program ?." My
personal opinion is that we are working overtime to bring these boys back to
camp for a positive experience. The time you are using is dead time, time in
which boys will get homesick, cause trouble in the campsite, etc.
I know that there are going to be differing opinions on this. We are all
right and we are all wrong. Let us remember what we are tryong to accomplish.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City